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MSR Weekly Newsletter, February 8th
Fecha de la noticias: 09/02/2019 • Publicada: 09/02/2019
Following the successful release of a group of
Russian crew, held hostage by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea last week, oranised
criminals in the region have been quick to grab more crew to ensure further
ransom payments. A landing craft was attacked off Brass and three crew
reportedly taken hostage, although this has not been confirmed by reporting
NIMASA, in the meantime, continues efforts to bolster maritime security, this
week training a number of personnel up on their latest surveillance platform
The United Nations has held a debate on maritime crime this week, and
recognises that the scale and sophistication of maritime piracy, smuggling and
other illicit acts are now a serious issue. What these findings will lead to,
other than more debate, has not been made public.
In the Indian Ocean Region, Pakistan"s Navy has made a large seizure of illegal
narcotics (as have the Combined Maritime Forces in recent days). The Pakistan
Navy apparently stopped a vessel smuggling 2,000kg of hashish, denying
organised crime a significant cash prize.
In Yemen, Amnesty International has accused the UAE of allowing weapons to fall
in to the hands of militia and terror groups. The US plans to investigate the
Finally, some good news for the fishing industry, as Spain becomes the latest
nation to sign the IMO"s Cape Town Agreement, offering more protection to
fisheries and the crews involved in the industry.
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