Page InternationalJuly 25, 2014 13:01
The International Maritime Bureau warned Friday, the high number of incidents of abduction of small oil tankers in waters in Southeast Asia.
The piracy monitoring center's Office of Maritime, based in Kuala Lumpur, it has been reported for at least six cases of kidnapping and theft of cargo carriers since last April in waters across Southeast Asia.
He added that before the trend in the hijacking of vessels in order to seize the cargo, the majority of attacks in the region targeting ships vertical or boarding for petty theft.
The director of the International Maritime Bureau Botnjal Mukundan: "The aim of this serious attacks so far tankers small while sailing near the coast, and recommend these ships to maintain the strict measures against piracy in these waters, and the reporting of all attacks and approaching suspicious by small boats."
The bureau said that the number of incidents of piracy in the world dropped from 116 from January to June two years, compared to 138 incidents were reported in the same period last year.
He added: "were taken from two hundred crew members hostage, and kidnapped five of their ships in addition to the two deaths."
But still the number of attacks by Somali pirates, down where the ten attacks in the first half of the year.
The director of the office: "We welcome the continued reduction in the number of incidents of piracy committed by Somalis, but not completely eliminate the risk of piracy, and are reminded to remain vigilant shipmasters and implementation of best management practices guidelines."