Rolling On

According to the latest updated 2011 Reported Maritime Security Incidents – The MSR Rolling Total currently stands at:

•         563  total number of incidents as at 31 Oct11
•         382 incidents of piracy or attempted piracy. *
•         48 incidents of piracy & hijack of vessels.
•         110 incidents of robbery at anchorages.
•         Total 163 incidents of robbery or attempted robbery at anchorages or berths.
•         6 Political incidents.
•         12 Acts of Terrorism.
*  This includes 17 incidents where the crew have locked themselves into a ‘citadel’
while the pirates were in board.  The pirates failed to gain control of the vessel
and abandoned the vessel usually after doing some damage.

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