Somali pirates seized the Greek tanker.

Somali pirates seized the Greek tanker.

Marka : Somalia | May 11, 2012 at 10:38 PM PDT
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On 11/5, management company Dynacom tanker of Greek, saidpirates seized a tanker in the Gulf country of Oman. AccordingDynacom, Smyrni flagged tanker Liberia, carrying 135,000 tonnes of crude oil and are on the journey to Somalia pirates have been attacking. On board with about 17 crew members, includingnine Indians and eight Filipinos.

Recently, piracy has appeared in some sea areas such as West Africa, especially Nigeria territorial waters, coastal areas in Beninand South Africa. However, the Somali coast, Gulf of Aden, Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean is the region have occurred morepiracy in the world in the past year.

According to estimates by the International Maritime Organization, each year the world was more than $ 10 billion indamage, which is shipping the heaviest losses, caused by piracy.Although from 2012, the UN, EU, U.S., China, India, andgovernments have increased patrol activity in the sea and oceanareas at high risk of piracy, but the number of attacks vessels has not decreased.

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A pirate boat in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia in 2009
A pirate boat in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia in 2009
Le Thi Bich Lan is based in Vũng Tàu, Đông Nam Bộ, Vietnam, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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