IMB issues report

A report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau urged ship masters to be vigilant when sailing in high-risk areas.

International report charts continued threat from global piracy

Ramola Talwar Badam

Somali pirates remain a threat to merchant ships and have been responsible for the kidnap of dozens of sailors this year, according to a report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau published on Tuesday.

The hijacking of an Indian dhow in early April was one of five incidents reported off Somalia in addition to pirates opening fire on three vessels and a bulk carrier boarded by the raiders in the Gulf of Aden.

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Source: thenational.ae

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