Thirty three (33) incidents have been reported since 15.03.05. Heavily armed pirates are now attacking ships further away from the coast. Ships not making scheduled calls at Somali ports are advised to keep at least 200 nm from the Somali coast.

Piracy Report 

The following is a list of areas where an actual attack took place in the period 6 to 12 December 2005, as reported by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre. A more detailed description of each incident can be found in the IMB website. 

Recently reported incidents: 

Indian Ocean (04:50.5S - 048:00.0E)

Senipah anchorage, Indonesia (01:05S - 117:14E)

Gulf of Aden (13:07N - 049:13E)

Port of Tanjung Gerem Merak, Indonesia (05:58.4S - 105:58.6E)

Merak anchorage, Indonesia (05:54S - 105:59E)

off Tg. Mangkok, North Sebuku Island, Indonesia (03:17S - 116:24E)

NE coast of Somalia (12:01N - 050:35E)

Bontang anchorage, Indonesia 

Late reports:

03.12.05 Callao anchorage area no. 12, Peru

30.11.05 East Coast of Somalia (04:30N - 048.00E) 

Kindly note that the piracy reports cover all types of ships. 

Contact: Minerva R. Alfonso