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Global piracy and armed robbery situation – latest development

Update on 30 Nov 2018

Contents:

  • UN Resolution
  • Piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia, Jan to Oct 2018
  • Piracy Outlook in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden (GoA), Gulf of Oman (GoO) and the Western Indian Ocean
  • Piracy situation in West Africa

 

  1. The UN Security Council Adopted Resolution 2442 (2018) on 6 Nov 2018, authorizing 12-month extension for International Naval Forces Fighting Piracy off Somali Coast.

(Source: https://www.un.org/press/en/2018/sc13566.doc.htm)

  1. Piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia, Jan to Oct 2018

A total of 70 incidents comprising of 56 actual incidents and 14 attempted incidents have been verified and reported to ReCAAP ISC during January-October 2018

Of these, 3 were incidents of piracy and 67 were incidents of armed robbery against ships and three were piracy incidents

Compared to January-October 2017, there was a 5% decrease in the total number of incidents reported during January-October 2018

(source: http://www.recaap.org/reports)

  1. Piracy Outlook in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden (GoA), Gulf of Oman (GoO) and the Western Indian Ocean
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