Somali Pirate Attacks Low, Elsewhere Increasing

AKA-GAC
Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Global pirate activity jumped 52% compared to September, driven by increased attacks in the Gulf of Guinea, & off Indonesia.

Somali piracy remained low, with three attacks reported. Notably, a pirate group opened fire on naval warship. 



Attacks increased in West African waters where two tankers were hijacked, and seven crew members were kidnapped from an oilfield supply vessel.

Attacks increased for the third consecutive month in South-East Asia; notably one tanker was hijacked for the purposes of fuel theft, akin to the type of piracy seen off West Africa. 



No attacks were reported in South America.



At least 177 crewmembers are currently being held off Somalia, with many facing detention periods of over 300 days, at a current average of 170 days. Two vessels were released for ransom in October. Average ransom amounts are approximately US$5 million at present. 


For a full version of AKE-GAC's maritime intelligence package comprising monthly and weekly global piracy reports plus 'real time' maritime security alerts, contact ake@gac.com

 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter July 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Swiber Applies for Judicial Management Instead of Liquidation

Singapore oilfield services company Swiber Holdings Ltd said on Friday it has applied to place itself under judicial management instead of liquidation.   Swiber

Cenac Marine to Christen New Vessel, Donate Barge

A ceremony will be held July 29 at Cenac Marine Services headquarters in, Houma, La. To commemorate the christening of its newest vessel, M/V Quincey Cenac, as

Concordia Maritime Posts Q2 Profit

Facing a “gradually deteriorating market,” Sweden based tanker shipping company Concordia Maritime said it was able to post a profit in Q2 2016 based on high vessel

Maritime Security

Libyan Oil Exports to Resume from Closed Ports

Libyan oil exports from closed ports should resume in no more than one to two weeks after a deal was signed between the government and an armed brigade controlling the terminals,

SNMCMG2 Completes Third Black Sea Deployment

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) has completed its third deployment into the Black Sea under the command of Captain Ramazan Kesgin, Turkish Navy.

China, Russia Navies to hold S. China Sea Drills

China and Russia will hold "routine" naval drills in the South China Sea in September, China's defence ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told a news conference on Thursday.

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0836 sec (12 req/sec)