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Joost.R
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Re: Piraterij

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Nigeria is Losing $1.5bn to Piracy at Sea, Smuggling & Fuel Supply fraud every month

Nigeria is losing about 1.5 billion dollars a month to piracy, armed robbery at sea, smuggling, and fuel supply fraud, a U.S. official said.
Ambassador Michele Sison, U.S. Deputy Representative to the UN, made this known on Monday in New York.
She made the revelation at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Peace Consolidation in West Africa with the theme “Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea in the Gulf of Guinea.“
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Sison said illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing also generate a sizeable income loss in the hundreds of millions of dollars a year, for many countries and communities that depend on this sector to survive.

She said that earlier this month on April 11 at 7.56 p.m., pirates attacked a cargo vessel off the coast of Nigeria. She added that the pirates waited for darkness before ambushing the vessel and boarded with force.
The captain and crew sounded the alarm and hid in a protected space on the ship only to discover when they emerged the following day that two of their crew were missing.
A second officer from the Philippines and an electrician from Egypt; both are still missing.
This was neither the first pirate attack of the year, nor even the first attack that day.
Earlier on April 11, the very same day, pirates had attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria, kidnapping six of the crew, including the vessel’s captain. Those men are also still missing.
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Piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea are increasing at an alarming rate, with some industry experts recording at least 32 attacks off the coast of Nigeria alone in 2016, affecting many Member States, including the U.S.
The economic consequences for the people of the region are devastating.
According to a Chatham House report, as much as 400,000 barrels of crude oil are stolen each day in the Gulf of Guinea. she said.

What’s causing this?
She said:” we have spoken many times in this chamber about the root causes of piracy, ineffective governance structures, weak rule of law, precarious legal frameworks and inadequate naval, coast guard, and maritime law enforcement.
“The absence of an effective maritime governance system in particular hampers freedom of movement in the region, disrupts trade and economic growth, and facilitates environmental crimes.

“We have also acknowledged in our resolutions and in the presidential statement adopted this morning that the solution to these root causes lies in greater African stewardship of maritime safety and security at the continental, regional, and Member State level.
“Strong political will from African governments and leaders is needed to pursue and prosecute crimes at all levels within criminal enterprises”.

She said that maritime crime flourishes under ineffective or complicit governance structures, but was diminished when rule of law was effective.

She said that with the absence of African ownership and action from national and local governments to tackle maritime security challenges, there was little reason to believe that attacks in the Gulf of Guinea would decline.

In this regard, she welcomed the Yaoundé Summit documents, which articulated a comprehensive view of maritime safety and security, including combating illegal fishing; trafficking of arms, people, drugs, and maritime pollution.
Sison underscored the importance of a comprehensive regional approach to addressing maritime insecurity.
A comprehensive approach, she said, would help to reduce the loss of national revenue, support socioeconomic development and expand environmental protection in the region.

Source: NAN
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Wim van der Moolen
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Re: Piraterij

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Nederlands schip overvallen door piraten
VANDAAG, 20:22BINNENLAND

Vorige week zondag is de bemanning van een transportschip van het Nederlandse baggerbedrijf Boskalis overvallen. Het vaartuig lag voor de kust van Guinee voor anker toen zes gewapende piraten aan boord kwamen.

Zij stalen geld en persoonlijke bezittingen. De bemanning werd met machinegeweren en messen bedreigd. De piraten zouden hebben geschoten om de bemanning bang te maken, schrijft het Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) dat onderdeel is van de Internationale Kamer van Koophandel. Er waren geen Nederlanders aan boord.

Een woordvoerder van Boskalis spreekt berichten tegen dat bemanningsleden gewond zijn geraakt en zijn gegijzeld. Hij zegt dat het gebied niet als gevaarlijk bekendstaat.

Twee dagen na de overval is het schip volgens schema weer de zee op gegaan.

Bron: NOS-nieuws

Het zou gaan over de "TEAL"

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IMO number : 8113566
Name of ship : TEAL
Call Sign : PJWD
MMSI : 306122000
Gross tonnage : 22835
DWT : 32101
Type of ship : Heavy Load Carrier
Year of build : 1984
Flag : Curacao
Foto genomen door Jeroen op 12 september 2009 in het Calandkanaal.
Eat your pie, before you die !

Alexander Ciska
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Piraterij in Nigeria

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Piraterij is van alle tijden.
Na het gedoe op de Somalische kust is nu West-Afrika weer prominent in het nieuws.
Althans in het maritieme nieuws, want verder maakt men zich niet zo druk om de door piraterij bedreigde zeeman.
Dat was 35 jaar geleden al zo en dat is nog steeds zo.
Lees & huiver.

http://alexanderciska.nl/?p=167

Oud-gezagvoerder m.s."Andrea Smits".

v+d
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De wereld verandert snel, in 1960 ging ik nog rustig in Pt. Hardcourt de wal op om ergens onder een bladerdakkie een biertje te kopen. Buiten een normaal knokpartijtje geen enkel probleem.

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CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations said an abandoned oil tanker moored off the coast of Yemen loaded with more than 1 million barrels of crude oil is at risk of rupture or exploding, causing massive environmental damage to Red Sea marine life, desalination factories and international shipping routes.
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Internal documents obtained by The Associated Press show that seawater has entered the engine compartment of the tanker, which hasn't been maintained for over five years, causing damage to the pipelines and increasing the risk of sinking. Rust has covered parts of the tanker and the inert gas that prevents the tanks from gathering inflammable gases, has leaked out. Experts say repairs are no longer possible because the damage to the ship is irreversible.
For years, the U.N. has been trying to send inspectors to assess the damage aboard the vessel known as the FSO Safer and look for ways to secure the tanker by unloading the oil and pulling the ship to safety.
But a European diplomat, a Yemeni government official and the tanker’s company owner said that Houthi rebels have resisted. The diplomat said the rebels are treating the vessel as a “deterrent like having a nuclear weapon.” All three individuals spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the subject with a reporter.
“They do say that openly to the U.N., ‘We like to have this as something to hold against the international community if attacked,’” the diplomat said. “Houthis are definitely responsible for failure of the U.N. to look at the ship.”
Money is also an issue, the diplomat said, adding that the Houthis initially were demanding millions of dollars in return for the oil stored in the tanker. The U.N. is trying to reach an arrangement where money could be used to pay workers and employees at the Red Sea ports where the ship is moored, the diplomat added.
Some experts, however, criticize both the Houthis and the U.N. for failing to fully understand the magnitude of the crisis with the abandoned ship.
Ian Ralby, founder of I.R. Consilium, who specializes in maritime and resource security, told the AP that the U.N.’s efforts to send a team to assess the ship are “futile.” What the vessel needs is a salvage team, he said
“It’s a real shame that they wasted so much money and time in this futile operation,” said Ralby. “If you are taking these years to get a simple team to assess, we will not have a second chance to salvage,” he added.
Ralby, who has written extensively about the tanker, told the AP that amid declining oil prices the cost spent on cleaning up the environmental damage from an explosion or leakage will be much more than the millions worth of oil on the ship.
But the Houthis have refused to back down from their demands.
Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the rebel leader, blamed the U.S. and Saudis for not letting the rebels sell the oil, saying in a June 18 Twitter post that any “disastrous consequences ... God forbid,” that could result from the collapse of the vessel, will be the responsibility of these two countries.
Houthi rebels are in control of the western Red Sea ports, including Ras Issa, 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from where the FSO Safer tanker has been moored since 1980s. They are at war with the internationally recognized government in exile, which is backed by a Saudi-led coalition and the United States.
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The floating tanker is a Japanese-made vessel built in the 1970s and sold to the Yemeni government in 1980s to store for export up to 3 million barrels pumped from oil fields in Marib, a province in eastern Yemen. The ship is 360 meters (1,181 feet) long, with 34 storage tanks.
A senior official at the state-owned company in charge of the tanker, said because of a shrinking operational budget, which used to be around 20 million dollars a year before the war, the company could no longer afford to purchase a special fuel needed to run the boilers on the ship. The boilers are needed to power generators that, among other things, keep an inert gas that prevents explosions flowing. The tanker needs 11,000 tons of the fuel, which cost about 8 million dollars each year.
“After the stoppage of the boilers the strong majority of the equipment and the machines of the tanker stopped because they all depend on steam power,” the company official said. That includes the machines that power the ventilation system which reduces humidity and prevents corrosion, he said.
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hierboven de situaties buiten boord
hieronder de roest situaties aan boord
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Since 2015, annual maintenance on the ship has come to a complete halt and most crew members, except for 10 people, were pulled off the vessel after the Saudi-led coalition imposed a land, sea, and air embargo before waging an extensive air campaign to dislodge the Houthi rebels from areas they seized including the capital Sanaa.
The U.N. has repeatedly warned that delays in taking action to fix the FSO Safer could lead to a man-made environmental disaster in the Red Sea four times greater than the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
The senior official at the state-owned company in charge of the tanker said that a similar oil spill off the coast of Yemen could accelerate the country’s worsening humanitarian disaster.
“The disaster could happen at any second,” he said, “Rescue Yemen from a terrible, imminent disaster that will add to Yemen’s burdens for tens of years and deprive thousands from their source of living and kill marine life in the Red Sea.”

Het schip is de ex ESSO JAPAN
Dwt 400.219t
l.o.a. 350mtr Br. 70mtr

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