Indian Waters 3rd worst for pirates

MUMBAI: Merchant navy captain Sunil James may have returned home after five-and-a-half-months in Togo but statistics from the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (London) show how waters around the Indian subcontinent are among the most dangerous.

Indian waters third worst for pirate attacksĀ 

MUMBAI: Merchant navy captain Sunil James may have returned home after five-and-a-half-months in Togo but statistics from the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (London) show how waters around the Indian subcontinent are among the most dangerous. James and two Indian crew members were arrested by Togo on July 31 on charges of helping pirates.

The bureau has reported 199 pirate attacks on vessels in the subcontinent’s waters between 2006 and 2012. It warned sailors to be extra cautious when transiting from southeast Asia and the subcontinent (India, Bangladesh , Indonesia, Malacca Straits, Singapore Straits and South China Sea), Africa and Red Sea (Gulf of Aden/ Red Sea, Somalia, Ivory Coast, Guinea, the Congo and Egypt), South and Central America and the Caribbean waters (Ecuador) and Rest of the World (Gulf of Oman).

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