CONTEMPORARY PIRACY

Present-day piratical attacks frequently victimize vessels plying the waters off the West African coast and the Philip Strait in the Far East. The raids are perpetrated by intruders that come alongside the target vessel, usually at night, board it, and take whatever cash and negotiable valuables they can lay their hands on. This report characterizes these types of attacks, as well as the politically motivated piracy typified by the ACHILLE LAURO attack. The International Maritime Bureau, in pursuit of its mandate, states that it will continue to act as a watchdog of the seas (in the commercial sense) and monitor instances of, and trends in, maritime piracy.

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  • Pagination: 4p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00660900
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM