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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Latest ICC Commercial Crime Services Piracy Report

Latest ICC CCS Piracy report here. Highlight:
7.04.2005 at 1945 LT in position 21:57.7N - 060:46.9E, Oman.
Offshore supply ship received a distress call "crashed fishing boat" from a fishing boat. Master proceeded towards the position and on arrival at scene found no men in water. Ship received another distress call and proceeded towards that position about 3 nm away. Master suspected something amiss during conversations with the skipper of fishing boat and he felt this was a piratical trap. Ship moved away from the area at full speed and warned vessels in the area on VHF.

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