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UN calling for vigilance with rising attacks from Somali pirates | Coastweek

EVEN THE MOST SOPHISTICATED COUNTER PIRACY PATROL OPERATIONS OFF SOMALIA  STILL
REQUIRE BASIC SELF PROTECTION PRACTISE BY THE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING COMMUNITY:
EU NAVFOR -- Following the pirating of an Indian registered cargo dhow off the coast of Somalia on Saturday 1 April 2017, EU NAVFOR once again reiterates the need for vigilance to all ships transiting the piracy high risk area. Vessels are strongly recommended to adhere to self-protection measures laid down in the Best Management Practices 4 (BMP4) and to report any suspicious sightings to the UK’s Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) centre.
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UN calling for vigilance with rising attacks from Somali pirates

UNITED NATIONS New York (Xinhua) -- Yury Fedotov, head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), on Tuesday called on the international community to remain vigilant and work in partnership against a backdrop of increasing attacks by Somali pirates on commercial shipping.

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here that "following a five-year lull, there has been a resurgence of attacks by Somali pirates on commercial shipping."

In the wake of three recent attacks, Fedotov called on the international community to be vigilant, work in close partnership, and hold the pirates accountable, the spokesman said.

"Large parts of the Somali coast remain beyond the reach of law enforcement authorities," he said.

"UNODC stressed that ships should continue to follow the advice of navies and the International Maritime Organization (IMO)," he said.

"UNODC continues to support both trials of piracy suspects in the region and the Somali maritime law enforcement agencies," Dujarric said.

"Its Global Maritime Crime Program addresses all aspects of maritime crime, including terrorism, human trafficking, narcotics smuggling and hostage-taking."
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EARLIER REPORTS:

EU NAVFOR Reinforces Need for Vigilance at Sea Following
Recent Pirating of Indian Cargo Dhow off Somali Coast

EU NAVFOR -- Following the pirating of an Indian registered cargo dhow off the coast of Somalia on Saturday 1 April 2017, EU NAVFOR once again reiterates the need for vigilance to all ships transiting the piracy high risk area.

Vessels are strongly recommended to adhere to self-protection measures laid down in the Best Management Practices 4 (BMP4) and to report any suspicious sightings to the UK’s Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) centre.

EU NAVFOR’s Spanish maritime patrol aircraft has over flown the dhow, which is being held at anchor less than two miles from the coast near to Hobyo in Galmadug.

Despite several attempts to communicate via VHF radio, EU NAVFOR has not been able to speak to the crew.

It is not clear if a ransom has been demanded for the vessel’s release.

The pirating of the Indian dhow comes just three weeks after the fuel tanker, Aris 13, was held for four days by armed pirates.

Whilst not yet confirmed, EU NAVFOR is also investigating reports of another potential piracy incident with a dhow off the coast of Galmadug on Monday 3 April 2017.

Further updates will follow once more is known.

EU NAVFOR warships and maritime patrol aircraft are continuing their counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.
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EU Naval Force Confirms Indian Dhow Seized By Pirates Off Coast Of Somalia

EU NAVFOR -- EU Naval Force can confirm that an Indian registered cargo dhow was seized by suspected pirates on 01 April and is now in the vicinity of Hobyo, Somalia.

An EU Naval Force maritime patrol aircraft has confirmed the exact location of the dhow and has attempted to establish radio communications but without success.

Investigations and operations are ongoing. Further updates will follow.
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SEE ALSO:

Somalia pirates hijacking Indian commercial vessel with 11 Crew

           

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