The Piracy Report covers acts of piracy (in international waters), armed robbery of ships (in territorial waters) and maritime terrorism. Related maritime crimes such as incidents against fishing boats and tugboats are also incorporated in the report and the underlying reasons for incidents are investigated in order create a more complete picture for domain awareness. Below, incidents for September 2018.
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Trouble in Paradise: Yacht Attacks in the Tobago Cays

Nigeria Fishing Industry at Risk

The Pirates of the Lake - Maritime Robberies in Venezuela

MT Lee Bo Robbery - 1 June 2018

Attacks on Vessels in the Red Sea and Bab el Mandeb Strait

With no Prosecutions of Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea, Business is Booming
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Suritec is now focusing on a number of different areas, albeit in similar environments through its newly launched Locstat range of services. 

To this end, I must inform you that the September 2018 Piracy Report is the last report, in its current format and distribution.  If Suritec decide to continue the service, we shall do so in time and when we have the capacity to do so.

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Suritec Geospatial

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