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Weekly Maritime Crime and Piracy Summary (source: Office of Naval Intelligence)
A RoRo was robbed 2 May 2011 at 0740 UTC while anchored inposition 09:58.6N – 083:01.0W at the Puerto Limon anchorage, Costa Rica. Ten robbers boarded the ship, tied up the crew, kicked them, and stole their personal property. The crew freed themselves about 20 minutes after the robbers escaped with the stolen items. (IMB)
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Indian Ocean Piracy Forecast, week of 5 May 2011:
GULF OF ADEN:
Over the next 72 hours weather conditions will be conducive for small boat activity in the Gulf of Aden with winds at 5–10 knots and associated wave heights of 1–3 feet.
In the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Somalia, weather conditions are conducive to small boat operations. Forecasts indicate wind speeds of 10–15 knots with associated wave heights of 2–4 feet.
Weather conditions are favorable for piracy activity as we continue through the spring transition into the southwest monsoon season (June). Currents off the Somalia coast are variable with speeds up to 1 knot from the Equator to 5N. Current speeds up to 3 kts may be seen along the coast between 5N and 10N. Winds and seas will continue to increase through the month of May as the SW monsoon sets up, making the weather conditions less favorable to small boat activity.
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