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Old 04-27-2012, 12:30 AM   #1
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Does anyone know what the status is of this family that was kidnapped by pirates last year? We were discussing this at dinner the other night and realized that no body had heard anything.

Any info or links would be appreciated!
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:33 PM   #2
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Only news I know of was that Julian Bauer (German national) was involved in the ransom negotiations. $6M was paid, news reports state that some went directly to Bauer's bank account. No news of release of SV Ing crew though.
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Perhaps the 6 million would have been better spent on retired Seals. These guys are pirates. They are by definition untrustworthy and bloodthirsty killers and desperados. Paying them just encourages more kidnapping.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:36 PM   #4
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I agree with you Coyote. All funds should be focused on removal of the problem and not paying for rescue. In the end, the real problem is a lack of government in the area that will prosecute the hords of cot crazed bandits.

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Office of Naval Intelligence
(U) SOMALIA: Piracy Analysis and Warning Weekly
(PAWW) Report
(Horn of Africa) for 3 – 9 May 2012
10 May 2012
Maritime Crime/Piracy
(U) Table of Contents
1.
(U) Scope Note
2.
(U) Piracy Events Over Past Week
3.
(U) Weather Forecast for 10 - 17 May
(U) Appendix
1.
(U) Scope Note
(U) The Piracy Analysis and Warning Weekly (PAWW) Report is a review of recent Somali piracy incidents and an
outlook on threats around the Horn of Africa.
2. (U) Piracy Events Over Past Week
(U) Somali piracy incidents are occurring at low levels. There was one vessel reported as attacked during this one
week period. There were no vessels reported as hijacked during this one week period.
A. (U) Details
(U) Vessels Hijacked: No current incidents to report.
(U) Vessels Boarded: No current incidents to report.
(U) Vessels Fired Upon/Attempted Boardings:
(U) INDIAN OCEAN: Merchant vessel attacked on 9 May by pirates in 2 skiffs while underway near position
10:40:00 N 060:04:00 E, approximately 365 nm southeast of Socotra island, Yemen. Of note, the NATO
Shipping Center internet website has reported that a possible pirate mothership and up to 8 skiffs may be
operating near position 10:56:00 N 060:05:00 E. (NATO)
Page 2
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
2
B. (U) Incident Disposition
(U) Figure 1. HOA Pirate Activity, 3– 9 May
(U) Figure 1 is a visual depiction of the incidents detailed in above summary of events.
C. (U) Tabulated Data
This
Week
Last
Week
May
2012
Apr 2012
2012
2011
2010
2009
Vessels Hijacked
0
0
0
1
6
27
51
52
Boarding
0
0
0
0
0
17
16
0
Vessels Fired Upon/
Attempted Boarding
1
0
1
2
18
122
119
129
(U) Table 1 is a summary of piracy events that have occurred this week, this month, and current/prior years.
Page 3
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
3
3. Currently Hijacked Vessels
Name
Flag
Type
Hijacked Date
ICEBERG I
Panama
RoRo
29 March 2010
ALBEDO
Malaysia
Container Cargo
25 November 2010
ORNA
Panama
Bulk Cargo
20 December 2010
SHIUH FU NO.1
Taiwan
Fishing Vessel
25 December 2010
LIQUID VELVET
Marshall Islands
Tanker
31 October 2011
FREE GODDESS
Liberia
Bulk Cargo
7 February 2012
ROYAL GRACE
Panama
Chemical Tanker
2 March 2012
NAHAM 3
Oman
Fishing Vessel
26 March 2012
4. Weather Forecast for 10 - 17 May
A. (U) GULF OF ADEN: East-northeasterly winds of 10 – 15 knots with seas of 1 – 3 feet
.
EXTENDED
FORECAST: Expect variable winds of 5 – 10 knots with seas of 1 – 3 feet.
B. (U) SOMALI COAST: The spring transitional season continues to influence large areas of the Indian Ocean and
Somali Basin. Expect southwesterly winds of 10 -15 knots, gusting to 35 knots in or near thunderstorms, and seas of
3 – 5 feet. EXTENDED FORECAST: Southwesterly winds of 10 – 15 knots, gusting to 35 knots in or near
thunderstorms, and seas of 3 – 5 feet
.
C. (U) ARABIAN SEA: Southwesterly winds of 10 – 15 knots and seas of 3 - 5 feet. In the northwestern sector,
expect west-southwesterly winds of 15 – 20 knots and seas of 5 - 7 feet. EXTENDED FORECAST: Expect
southwesterly or west-southwesterly winds of 10 – 15 knots and seas of 3 - 5 feet. In the northwestern sector, expect
west-southwesterly winds of 15 – 20 knots and seas of 5 - 7 feet.
D. (U) CENTRAL AFRICAN COAST/INDIAN OCEAN: Rain showers and thunderstorms will continue to impact
the Tanzanian and Kenyan coasts due to the continued influence of the Great Rift Trough with south-southeasterly
winds of 15 – 20 knots, gusting to 35 knots in or near thunderstorms, with seas of 5 – 7 feet. EXTENDED
FORECAST: South-southeasterly winds of 15 – 20 knots, gusting to 35 knots in or near thunderstorms and seas of 5
– 7 feet.
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UNCLASSIFIED
4
E. (U) MOZAMBIQUE CHANNEL: South-southeasterly winds in the northern channel of 15 – 20 knots and seas
of 5 - 7 feet. In the southern channel, south-southeasterly winds of 5 – 10 knots and seas of 3 – 5 feet
.
EXTENDED
FORECAST: In the northern channel, south-southeasterly winds of 15 – 20 knots and seas of 5 – 7 feet. In the
southern channel, south-southeasterly winds of 10 – 15 knots and seas of 3 – 5 feet
.
F. (U) SURFACE CURRENTS: Currents within the Somalia Basin, Gulf of Aden, and into the Indian Ocean remain
variable with most areas having average speeds of less than 1.5 knots. An area of increased current speeds exists
along the Somali coast, continuing south off the northern Kenya coastline until about 10 south. This northeast to
southwest current is moving along the coastline at speeds of 2 to 3 knots. The Mozambique Channel has an average
current of 1 - 2 knots.
5. (U) Graphic Aids to 10 Day Weather Conditions and Small Boat Operations Capabilities
*
*
(U) These include the environmental performance surface for Somalia and a 10 day weather forecast to provide better situational awareness
to mariners.
(U) Figure 2. Pirate Skiff Capability (Graphic courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office Warfighting
Support Center)
Page 5
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UNCLASSIFIED
5
(U) Figure 3. Ten-Day Piracy Small Boat Operations Weather Forecast (Graphic courtesy of the Naval
Oceanographic Office Warfighting Support Center)
(U) In the graphic above, green shading represents a reduced likelihood of pirate activity while red represents a
higher likelihood of pirate activity.
Page 6
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
6
(U) Appendix
(U) Terminology and References
(U) This appendix is provided to promote consistent use of accurate terms of reference in reporting, and it also
identifies those references that were used to gather the information contained in this report. Please note that these
terms relate to observable activity, are independent of target vessel status, and exclude actions by governmental
powers in lawful pursuit of their authorities.
(U) Terms of Reference
(U) The following terms have been adopted to describe the range of criminal anti-shipping activity and impediments
to safe navigation in our worldwide reporting and analysis:
(U) Attempted Boarding – Close approach or hull-to-hull contact with report that boarding paraphernalia
were employed or visible in the approaching boat.
(U) Blocking – Hampering safe navigation, docking, or undocking of a vessel as a means of protest.
(U) Boarding – Unauthorized boarding of a vessel by persons not part of its complement without successfully
taking control of the vessel.
(U) Firing Upon – Weapons discharged at or toward a vessel.
(U) Hijacking – Unauthorized seizure and retention of a vessel by persons not part of its complement.
(U) Kidnapping – Unauthorized forcible removal of persons belonging to the vessel from it.
(U) Robbery – Theft from a vessel or from persons aboard the vessel.
(U) Suspicious Approach – All other unexplained close proximity of an unknown vessel.
(U) Piracy levels
(U) High: More than 7 piracy incidents in this one-week period
(U) Moderate: 3–6 piracy incidents in this one-week period
(U) Low: 1–2 piracy incidents in this one-week period
(U) Sourcing
.(U) Information contained in this report is derived through direct reporting and analysis of reports from the following
agencies and commercial sources:
Agence France Presse (AFP)
Associated Press (AP)
Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), Denmark
Page 7
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
7
BBC News
EU Naval Forces (EU)
Fairplay (FP), London
Informa Group (INFO), formerly LLP, Llp Limited, London
International Maritime Bureau (IM, London and Kuala Lumpur
International Maritime Organization (IMO), London
Latitude38.com (LAT) website
Lloyd's List (LL), daily, London
Local Media (LM)
MaRisk by Risk Intelligence (Risk Intelligence/MaRisk)
Maritime Administration (MARAD), U.S.
Maritime Security Centre – Horn of Africa (MSCHOA)
Maritime Security Council (MSC), U.S.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Navigation Safety System
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Brussels
Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) (analysis and comment)
Operator (owner or operator of affected vessel)
Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)
Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia,
Information Sharing Center (ReCAAP ISC)
Reuters
Royal Australian Navy (RAN)
Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN)
Seafarers’ Assistance Program (SAP), Kenya
Tradewinds (TW)
United Kingdom Maritime Trade Organization (UKMTO)
United Press International (UPI)
U.S. Maritime Liaison Office (MARLO) Bahrain
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
U.S. Department of State (DOS)
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
(U) ICOD: 9 May 2012
(U) Contributors: Maritime Crime/Piracy
(U) The PAWW and WTS Reports are posted each week on the ONI Intel Portal and can be found at:
Office of Naval Intelligence
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:37 PM   #5
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Apparently the format gets lost...sorry
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Even unformatted, it's worth looking through. Thanks.
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Apparently the format gets lost...sorry
Gooday U-mob. So y'all would rather be in Queensland - going to Victoria - than over there, eh ???? That would make for better cruising - long term - me thinks.

Antifouling lasts longer on the hard in Bundy than having your buts shot off over there. Oh & you'll last longer also.

I'm on your side but much farther north.

You two keep well - you hear. Ciao, james
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Well, we are spending time here in Australia filling the kitty and investigating alternative routes to the Med. Right now we are hot on the trail to a trucking option from Dubai to Aqaba, Jordan. If this option holds true, you can count on us reporting on it in realtime.

Right now we are being told there are limits to the size of boat as would be expected, but I believe Trim fit the dimensions (14.5m tall x 16-17m long) with mast unstepped and stored on deck. Custom cradles will have to be fabricated, but I believe they are practiced at doing this based on what I read from S/V Chinook.
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Do you mean 4.5 meters tall? Or perhaps 14.5 feet?
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Brenda,

Nothing gets past you! Yep...4.5m tall.

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I was just thinking about how amazingly TALL those bridges must be if it was 14.5m ! LOL.
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Does anyone know what the status is of this family that was kidnapped by pirates last year? We were discussing this at dinner the other night and realized that no body had heard anything.

Any info or links would be appreciated!
They got released and are home and well, but guess it was the last trip around the world for them.

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