Latest Piracy and Threats to Shipping Report – January 28, 2008
The OFFICE OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE (ONI) and the ICC Commercial Crime Services released their latest Maritime Safety Information on January 23 and January 28, 2008. The following maritime security incidents took place between January 21 and January 28, 2008.
Sri Lanka, January 23, 2008: The Sri Lankan Navy has put in place “underwater defense system” or lines, between Kachchatheevu and Neduntheevu (Deft Island) as part of efforts to prevent Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) activities from crossing into Indian territorial waters.
Angola, January 23, 2008: Robbers boarded a general cargo ship on Luanda inner anchorage, broke open forward paint locker, and stole ship’s stores unnoticed. Ship searched no robbers found. No injuries to crew. Authorities notified.