Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Latest Piracy Report from ICC Commercial Crime Services (to 25 July)

ICC Commercial Crime Services weekly piracy report here. Excitement in Malacca Strait and off Somalia:

Somalia – East and NE coast
seven incidents have been reported since 16.07.05. Heavily armed pirates are now attacking ships further away from the coast. The most recent incident took place 120 nm off the eastern coast. Ships are advised to keep as far away as possible from the Somali coast.

21.07.2005 at 2030 LT at 12nm off Muar, Johor, Malacca straits.
Pirates armed with guns fired upon a fishing vessel wounding two crewmembers. Later they (NB: the crew, I presume) were taken ashore for hospital treatment.

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