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Nigerian Warship defends British vessel from pirates

At least 15 pirates fire shots upon a cable laying vessel in the Red Sea

Iranian Navy Commander Adm. Habibollah Sayyari said that the 41st flotilla of the Iranian Navy was sent sent for an anti-pirate patrol mission to the Gulf of Aden.

The event happened 26 nautical miles off the coast of Yemen on 16th May.

A group of pirates approached the container ship transiting through the Gulf of Aden in the early hours of the 16th May.

The Master of the ship raised the alarm and increased speed. The crew mustered and the armed security team on board immediately fired warning shots at the skiffs which reportedly came within 90 metres of the vessel.

According to the IMB Reporting Centre, a nearby Japanese warship dispatched its helicopter which resulted in the skiffs being forced away.

Ports are usually large, busy hubs where the highest security measures should be implemented. However there are many countries around the world who do not have the resources or infrastructure to properly secure their ports.

French Navy frigate FS Provence intercepted the unregistered boat in the north area of the Indian Ocean, which was bound for Somalia.

Yesterday it was reported that the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Darwin discovered a significant store of heavy weaponry on board a fishing vessel.

The annual report released today by the leading global source of critical information and insight, IHS, has identified Somalia as one of the top ten risk hot spots in the Middle East for 2016.

On the 2nd and 3rd of December, Regal Maritime Solutions took part in the 2015 Transport Security Expo

An Iranian and Thai fishing vessel have both been targeted by Somali pirates.