Friday, May 15, 2009

International Marine Bureau: Somali Pirates Do Not Target Vessels in Advance

Reports that an international network of contacts help Somali pirates target specific vesselsare greatly exaggerated, according to the ICC International Marine Bureau (IMB).

According to the IMB:

Further allegations have been made in the press that London-based information channels have been utilised to provide intelligence to the pirate gangs. There is no evidence to support these allegations. Further, there is no information in the public domain that would enable pirates to precisely locate a targeted vessel at sea and then to mount a successful attack off the Horn of Africa.

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