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Somali pirates hijack vessel

Somali pirates have hijacked a vessel with the intention of using it as a mothership for attacks on larger vessels, say Somali police according to Reuters. This comes shortly after another commercial vessel was hijacked in the region for the first time in five years.

New hijacking could change the situation off the coast of Somalia

The naval forces disappeared and ships have started to sail closer to the coast of Somalia, so it is no surprise that a pirate attack has occurred off Somalia, says CEO of Risk Intelligence, Hans Tino Hansen. The outcome of the new attack will be decisive in terms of whether piracy in the region escalates once again.

Shipowners: Aden attacks could quickly resurface

Even though there were no registered pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden in 2015, it is still too early to withdraw the naval vessels or ease the monitoring efforts, warn the German shipowners in a comment on the latest piracy figures.

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