October 25, 2021

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Pirates attack in West Africa, Singapore and Peru

Pirates attack in West Africa, Singapore and Peru

Tom Hanks played “Captain Phillips” only seven years ago – a Somali pirate attacked from the horn of Africa.

Since then, the theft of the Gulf of Aden and the Somalia has disappeared – there have been no attacks in 2019 – but the pirate continues… and has been shifted to less polished areas.

According to many reports, pirates have traveled primarily from the west coast of Africa to the Gulf of Guinea – pursuing oil tankers, cargo ships and private boats.

Reports of underwater attacks between Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo have doubled in 2018 for six kidnappings across the globe, 13 of the 18 ships that were fired, 130 of the 141 hostages taken worldwide, and 78 of 83 marines. International Chamber of Commerce.

Other busy and less-polished cruise routes around Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines have also become popular – but in a more chaotic manner, pirates have set their sights on Peru.

The country on the west coast of South America saw a major improvement in 2019, with “an increasing number of incidents of robbery still occurring,” according to a January report Hellenic Shipping News.

However, unlike what is worth millions of cargo in West Africa and Southeast Asia, pirate attacks in Peru are against small “artisan” fishing boats – where crews loot all computers, radio equipment and personal belongings.

“There is no information on the sudden rise of theft, the background of these pirates, their backgrounds or the reasons for entering Peru’s wartime jurisdiction to attack small-scale fishing vessels – only speculation -” Stephenson Ocean Conservation Program Announced.

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So far this year, the UNC has been in the process. Theft and armed robbery mapThe pirates continued their assault on Peru, and sailed near the Yucatan Peninsula of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico.

“With a severe shortage of law enforcement, pirates are targeting craft fishing vessels that are very convenient and already vulnerable to plunder in Peru’s waters,” the Stephenson report stated.