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ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Latest Data
Updated on 15 June 2013. Source: ICC
Somali related incidents
Seven reported incidents including one hi-jacking
Current crew / vessels held by Somali pirates
Nigeria related incidents
22 reported incidents including one hijacking.
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Essential Contacts And Documents
In this section we provide only the most essential contacts and pointers to necessary documentation. It is up to the navigator to source all necessary information that they think appropriate for their passage. Our best advice is that you contact as many organisations and contacts of your detailed passage plan as possible, including task forces and coastguards. Below are our recommended contacts and essential reading.
Below is a random clip from youtube on the subject of Somali pirates, uploaded within the last 18 months. The buttons on the left (< and >) jump backwards and forwards between random clips, whilst the buttons on the right take you to the original youtube link, switches to full screen, and mutes the volume respectively.
Please note that a few clips may not play due to owner restrictions. If this happens, click the link button to view it (first button on the right after the time counter).