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CreatedThursday, 29 December 2011
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All ships transiting in the vicinity of off Toman/Pulau Aur, Eastern Singapore Straits including OPL and Anambas Islands/Off Mangkai Island (updated 25 September2009)
There has been an increase in attacks in the triangle formed by the three areas above.
All ships are advised to maintain a strict anti piracy watch and vigilant lookout. Anti piracy measures should be activated in the hour of darkness. Normally once pirates are spotted they would not attack the vessel.
Regional authorities have been notified and all ships are advised to report all suspicious sightings, attempted attacks and actual attacks to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre on Tel: 00 60 3 2078 5763 / 00 60 3 2031 0014 Email: email@example.com" mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com" mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Managment Practice for the Gulf of Aden and off Somalia.
In an effort to counter Piracy in the Gulf of Aden and off the east coast of Somalia industry bodies including the International Maritime Bureau have published the Best Managment Practice (BMP) guidelines. Please click here to download a copy of the BMP pdf (Updated 24 August 2009).
Anti-piracy routing outside Gulf of Aden (Updated 22 September 2009)
Mariners either planning or who are currently undertaking voyages through waters off the coast of Somalia are advised that the seasonal beneficial effects offered by the south-west monsoon season are now diminishing. As a result, EUNAVFOR’s Maritime Security Centre Horn of Africa, (MSCHOA) is standing down its information weather bulletin, dated 2nd July 2009 regarding weather routing during the SW monsoon.
Therefore, ships transiting south and east of the coast of Somalia to ports outside of east Africa, should consider navigating to the east of Madagascar, east of 60 east and south of 10 south.
All attacks including sightings of suspicious crafts / mother ships should be reported to the 24 hour manned IMB Piracy Reporting Centre.
Tel: 00 60 3 2078 5763 / 00 60 3 2031 0014 Email: email@example.com" mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com" mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org
Intelligence sources revealed that there are a number of suspicious vessels in the Gulf of Aden believed to be pirate mother vessels looking to attack ships with the intent to hijack.
The description of some of the suspected pirate mother ships are as follows - long white, Russian made stern trawlers with names "BURUM OCEAN or ARENA or ATHENA".
ARENA or ATHENA
Source: Coalition Forces
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- IMB Piracy Reporting Centre
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- International Maritime Bureau
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