NATO Piracy Retrospect of Past Week

Press Release
Friday, July 06, 2012
Image credit EUNAVFOR

During reporting period 28, June to 4, July 2012 one piracy attack disrupted in the Red Sea, in monsoon pirates operate closer inshore

On 29 June 2012 a dhow Pirate Attack Group (PAG) was disrupted at position 14 02N 051 25E approximately 145nm North West of Socotra Island.  This is the same dhow which attacked a merchant vessel on 27 Jun at position 14 23N 054 38E.  Pictures supplied from the merchant vessel during this recent attack led to the rapid release of this pirated dhow.

Activity over the past two weeks shows that pirate activity can still take place during the South-West Monsoon and that pirates are operating closer to shore to avoid severe conditions further out to sea.  PAGs will likely continue to focus their efforts in the Northern Arabian Sea (NAS), Gulf of Oman (GOO) as well as in the Gulf of Aden (GOA), Southern Red Sea (SRS), and coastal waters.

NATO reports that there have been a number of incidents recently reported to Counter Piracy organisations in the High Risk Area involving small craft approaches to Merchant Vessels.  Although these incidents may appear to be piracy related, the majority are not, and have been assessed as non-piracy related activity common to the pattern of life in the area.  This can include fishing, small vessel trade, smuggling and other local traffic.



 

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