Piracy Approaches in Sea of Oman

Lack of attacks doesn’t mean pirates have gone elsewhere.

Piracy Approaches continue to rise in Sea of Oman, says maritime monitor

By Madhuparna Bhattacharjee

MUSCAT – A series of piracy-related incidents were reported during the third quarter of this year in the Gulf of Aden from the Northeast Somali coastline, up along the Omani coast, according to OCEANUSLive, a maritime sharing platform.

UK’s Dryad Maritime’s recently released Q3 maritime crime figures also show that piracy is continuing to rise across the globe at similar levels as compared to Q2.

Ian Millen, Dryad Maritime’s chief operating officer said, “The southwest monsoon period in the Horn of Africa, the high wind speeds and waves in excess of five metres in the Indian Ocean/Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden has precluded Somali piracy operations. However, the monsoon conditions have not affected the Southern Red Sea and the Sea of Oman.”

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Source: muscatdaily.com


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