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Somali pirates seize oil tanker

Somali pirates seize oil tanker

"Pirates attempted to attack a container vessel in the Gulf of Aden in May, and fired on a product tanker in the Somali basin some 300 nautical miles from shore in October".

The tanker was believed to have eight crew on board, said Steed, an expert on piracy who is in contact with naval forces tracking the ship.

A spokesperson for the European Union Naval Force which runs an anti-piracy operations in the area, said it was too early to confirm pirate involvement.

Argyrios Karagiannis, the managing director of Flair Shipping, declined AP's request to comment. Calls and emails to Aurora went unanswered.

A search for the ship was under way off the Somali coast on Tuesday.

However, it has been several years since Somali pirates successfully hijacked a merchant ship. "We are after the people who sent them, to make sure they never return".

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Since then, the threat posed by Somali pirates has decreased significantly, with concerns about piracy off the East African coast largely shifting to the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa, as commercial vessels began to avoid the Somali coast and naval forces from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the European Union, and individual countries began policing the region more aggressively.

Frustrations have been rising among local fishermen, including former pirates, at what they say are foreign fishermen illegally fishing in local waters. It has lessened in recent years after an global effort to patrol near the country, whose weak central government has been trying to assert itself after a quarter-century of conflict.

Masked and armed Somali pirate Hassan stands near a Taiwanese fishing vessel in 2012 washed ashore after the pirates were paid a ransom and the crew were released in the once-bustling pirate den of Hobyo, Somalia.

At its peak in 2010/11, Somali piracy had an economic impact of around $7 billion, with more than 1,000 hostages taken captive with pirates receiving multi-million-dollar ransoms each month.

Local fishermen, the report noted, were getting a fraction of the fish while illegal foreign trawlers were making away with thousands of tonnes of fish. We have information it is from United Arab Emirates.


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