World’s Most harmful place for Seafarers

As Somalian Pirates horror diminishes as a result of continued efforts of world Navies, one other space has emerged as a hub of piracy.

The Worldwide Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Piracy Reporting Heart has as soon as once more recognized Nigerian waters as being extraordinarily harmful.

Nigerian pirates have once more come underneath international consideration as they’ve been accused of  kidnapping 35 seafarers from cargo-laden vessels within the Gulf of Guinea to this point this 12 months.

The Gulf of Guinea has turn into an epicentre of piracy  after the pirate risk diminished off the coast of Somalia.

All 35 crew kidnappings reported this 12 months occurred over six incidents within the Gulf of Guinea, highlighting increased dangers on this space.

The true variety of incidents within the Gulf of Guinea is believed to be “considerably increased” than reported to the IMB PRC, in line with the report.

Within the newest incident a tanker with 17 Georgian sailors on-board has been lacking for every week off the coast of Gabon within the Gulf of Guinea, a infamous space for sea piracy, officers mentioned.

The ship “disappeared” from monitoring screens on August 14, and the potential search space was between the Gabonese coast and the Sao Tome and Principe archipelago, a regional navy supply mentioned Tuesday.

Quarterly report from the ICC Worldwide Maritime Bureau (IMB) exhibits all 2018 crew kidnappings have to this point occurred within the Gulf of Guinea in six separate incidents.

Worldwide within the first three months of 2018, 100 crew had been taken hostage and 14 kidnapped from their vessels. A complete of 39 vessels had been boarded, 11 fired upon and 4 vessels hijacked.

“The hijacking of product tankers from anchorages within the Gulf of Guinea is a reason for concern.  In these circumstances, the intent of the perpetrators is to steal the oil cargo and kidnap crew. The immediate detection and response to any unauthorised actions of an anchored vessel may assist in the efficient response to such assaults,” commented an IMB spokesperson.

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