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Indian Ocean attack likely a one-off

22nd November 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Gerrard Cowan in London


The attack on a chemical tanker off the east coast of Somalia in late October brought piracy in the region once more into focus. However, it seems likely to have been a one-off, according to Dryad Maritime.

The incident was the first reported attack on a merchant vessel off the Somali coast for two and a half years, according to EU Naval Force (Somalia) – EUNavfor. It occurred on 22 October when the CPO Korea was reported as being attacked by six armed men, some 330 nautical miles off the coast.

A number of shots were exchanged between the

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Gerrard Cowan


Gerrard Cowan

Gerrard Cowan is an author having recently published his world-renowned book 'The Machinery'. He …

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