26 August 2008.....Gulf of Aden To all ships transiting the Gulf of AdenWithin the last 48 hours four ships have been attacked and hijacked by armed pirates in the vicinity 12 / 14 degrees north and 046 / 053 degrees east. All ships are strongly advised to maintain a strict visual and radar watch.
Early detection will allow ships to take measures to prevent boarding and request for assistance. Intelligence sources revealed that there are now three suspicious vessels in the Gulf of Aden believed to be pirate mother vessels looking to attack ships with the intent to hijack.
The description of the suspected trawlers - long white, Russian made stern trawlers with names "BURUM OCEAN or ARENA or ATHENA". One of the trawlers is believed to be operating at approximately 60 NM NE of Bossasso, Somalia in the Gulf of Aden. Also intelligence indicates a blue-coloured tug operating in the same vicinity.
The centre has received information that the suspected pirate mother ships are at the following positions: BLUE-COLOURED TUG: 1159N 05056E at 25 0500 UTC Aug 08.
Fishing trawler BURUM OCEAN: 1411N 04951E at 25 0930 UTC Aug 08. All ships are strongly advised to maintain a strict 24 hours visual and radar watch while transiting these waters and report any attacks or suspicious boats including the trawlers named above to the 24 hour IMB PRC:Tel: +603 2031 0014 / +603 2078 5763email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Coalition Forces.......Suspected Pirate Mother Vessels operated by the Al-Shabaab terrorist group, "Pirate Division"
Piracy ransoms funding Somalia insurgency, Al-Shabaab. Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:42am EDT By Daniel Wallis. NAIROBI (Reuters) - An explosion of piracy this month off the coast of Somalia is funding a growing insurgency onshore as the hijackers funnel hefty ransom payments to Islamist rebels, a maritime official said on Sunday. "According to our information, the money they make from piracy and ransoms goes to support al-Shabaab activities onshore, said Mwangura" Piracy has been rife off Somalia since warlords overthrew dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991. Experts say at least 30 ships have been hijacked off the coast so far this year -- and the attacks have hit unprecedented levels this month.
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A record four ships were seized in 48 hours last week off the anarchic Horn of Africa nation, meaning Somali pirates are currently holding hostage four cargo vessels, two tankers and a tug boat, along with about 130 crew members.
The spike in attacks at sea has coincided with a rise in assaults on land by radical al-Shabaab insurgents, including the capture on Friday of Somalia's strategic southern port Kismayu. "According to our information, the money they make from piracy and ransoms goes to support al-Shabaab activities onshore, said Mwangura" Piracy has been rife off Somalia since warlords overthrew dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991. Experts say at least 30 ships have been hijacked off the coast so far this year -- and the attacks have hit unprecedented levels this month.
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