Piracy update for week ending January 19

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January 21, 2011

Below are summaries of worldwide maritime crime developments and incidents that occurred in the week ending January 19. Details on each development are posted in the gCaptain forum, HERE.


A. (U) COSTA RICA: General cargo ship was robbed 15 Jan at Puerto Limon, Costa Rica.

B. (U) NIGERIA: Tug was robbed 13 Jan near the Bonny Fairway Buoy off Nigeria. .

C. (U) INDIAN OCEAN: Merchant vessel (TORM KRISTINA) was attacked 19 Jan approximately 380NM SE of Muscat, Oman.

D. (U) INDIAN OCEAN: Ro Ro (HOEGH OSLO) was fired upon 19 Jan approximately 660NM ESE of Salalah, Oman.

E. (U) INDIAN OCEAN: Merchant vessel (ADVANTAGE) was fired upon 18 Jan approximately 315NM SE of Garacad, Somalia.

F. (U) INDIAN OCEAN: Bulk carrier (LUCKY VISHIP) was fired upon 18 Jan approximately 260NM east of Salalah, Oman.

G. (U) INDIAN OCEAN: Container ship (COURIER) was fired upon 17 Jan approximately 420NM east of Salalah, Oman.

H. (U) INDIAN OCEAN: Bulk carrier (HOANG SON SUN) was hijacked 17 approximately 360NM SE of Sur, Oman.

I. (U) INDIAN OCEAN: Bulk carrier (EAGLE) was hijacked 17 Jan approximately 415NM east of Socotra Island.

J. (U) INDIAN OCEAN: Tanker (SEACREST) was fired upon 16 Jan approximately 385NM east of Socotra Island.

K. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Oil tanker (RUDEEF GNA) was attacked 15 Jan approximately 3 NM SW of Aden Island, Yemen.

L. (U) INDIAN OCEAN: Chemical tanker (SAMHO JEWELRY) was hijacked 15 Jan approximately 110 NM east of Ras al Hadd, Oman.

M. (U) INDIAN OCEAN: Products tanker (SMERALDO) was fired upon and boarded 14 Jan at approximately 433NM NE of Salalah, Oman.

N. (U) INDIAN OCEAN: Cargo vessel (LE LI) was fired upon 14 Jan approximately 141NM NE of Socotra Island, Yemen.

O. 11. (U) INDIAN OCEAN: Tanker (NEW FORTUNER) was fired upon 13 Jan approximately 150NM NE of Socotra Island.

P. (U) KUWAIT: Vessel was robbed and boarded 9 Jan in international waters off Kuwait.

Q. (U) PHILIPPINES: Container vessel was boarded 13 Jan at anchor at Manila anchorage, Philippines.

R. (U) MALAYSIA: Product tanker was robbed 13 Jan off of Tg Ayaam, Malaysia.

Source: WORLDWIDE: Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) Report 21 Dec – 19 Jan 2011

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