30 November 2009 18:15 [Source: ICIS news]
The MV Maran Centaurus was attacked on 29 November, said IMB spokesperson Cyrus Mody.
“There is very little information available regarding the hijacking. But it seems that in spite of the vessel maintaining a recommended distance from the Somali coast, the pirates have been able to take the tanker,” Mody said.
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Mody dismissed India's deployment, saying that even 10 naval vessels would be insufficient to patrol such a vast area.
The pirates are becoming more audacious in their attempts to hijack vessels off the coast of
A solution to reduce the amount of pirate activity would be to target the mother ships that are aiding the pirates in coordinating attacks, according to Mody.
The end of the monsoon season and Ramadan has meant a pick-up in pirate activity along the east coast of
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