Somali Pirates Moving towards India

Somali pirates are moving their operations toward India as international task forces tighten the surveillance of shipping lines in the Gulf of Aden, according to India’s Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. 

The Minister, speaking on the sidelines of the international conference on India and Indian Ocean: Renewing the Maritime Trade & Civilizational Linkages, said that the country is increasing its vigilance of its territorial waters.

“Because their (shipping) lanes are heavily guarded, they have slightly moved to this side (30-40 nautical miles). They are still 450 nautical miles away from India,” the Times of India cited the Minister as saying.

Earlier this month, Indian government announced activities aimed at stepping up its efforts on dealing with piracy at sea.

Namely, the government has adopted a Contingency Plan for dealing with piracy and hijacking of merchant ships with Indian crew and arising hostage situations.

The country plans to bolster its naval escort activities in the Gulf of Aden as well by enhanced vigil in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and westward upto 65 degree east longitude.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

Posted on March 24, 2015 with tags .

In Depth>

Events>

<< May 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum 2019

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum is an event for Maritime leaders who want to unlock successful business formula of the industry!

read more >

CWC World Gas & Power Series – Brazil & the Americas Summit

CWC World Gas & Power Series: Brazil & the Americas Summit is the perfect meeting place to make contacts…

read more >

FPSO Brazil Congress 2019

Charging ahead with 24 planned orders by 2022, Brazil has once again solidified its status as one of the world’s foremost oil and gas leaders…

read more >

Nor-Shipping 2019

Nor-Shipping’s conference and event programme is tailored to deliver the knowledge, value and networking to help you build your business.

read more >