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First possible hijack in Somali waters since 2017

Reports by security consultants Dryad Global indicated that a Panama-flagged chemical tanker “AEGEAN II” has been attacked by unknown armed men, 180 nautical miles southwest of Socotra, Africa.

Pirates kidnap 15 crew off Cotonou

On 17 July the product vessel MT Curcacao Ttader was been boarded 244nm South Cotonou in Nigeria, by 8 armed individuals. The pirates kidnapped 15 crew.

Vigilance necessary when transiting Gulf of Aden

During the past few years, there has been a singificant fall in piracy and armed robbery incidents off East Africa. However, the threat has not entirely gone away, as recent incidents indicate.

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