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Naval Warfare

Gulf of Aden HRA reduced

19th October 2015 - 17:42 GMT | by Philip Rood in London

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Shipping and oil industry organisations have reduced the High Risk Area (HRA) for piracy attacks in the Indian Ocean against a backdrop of a significant fall in incidents off the Horn of Africa since the peak period of 2012.

The decision, which takes effect from 1 December, has been taken by the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), the International Chamber of shipping (ICS), Intercargo, Intertanko and the Oil Companies International Maritime Forum (OCIMF).

New advice to merchant ship operators means that an area of 1.7 million square miles previously classified as ‘high risk’ now forms an additional part ...

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