UGS Weekly Digest 19 – 25 May 2014

Indian Ocean Piracy Updates

Indian Ocean MARSEC Updates By Ilias Papadopoulos Master in International Relations &    Strategic Studies             This last week was a busy one for maritime security in the Indian Ocean, with three incidents taking place. While these events did not escalate to a full scale engagement they remind us that while severely hampered, piracy business in Aden is still around.             To take events from the top, in 20/05 at 07.47 a vessel was approached by four skiffs that circled around it for 20-30 minutes. The skiffs seemed to bear no arms, but nevertheless the on board security team showed its weapons as the rules of engagement dictate and the skiffs broke contact. Further to that, 20 minutes after the first … Continue reading