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  1. MV FAINA – 25 Sep 2008 Indian Ocean, 200nms off Somali coast military cargo on board 21 Crew, 3 pirate boats in a coordinated attack Gulf of Aden – Somalia attacks on shipping

  2. Gulf of Aden – Somalia attacks on shipping • 2008 - 72 attacks, 28 vsls hijacked • Hostages – 565 • Killed – 1 • Currently 11 vessels ( 221 hostages) held by pirates • 4 vsls hijacked in 48 hours

  3. 7% world oil consumption passes via GoA Critical world oil transit chokepoint 17 tankers daily carrying 6m bbls oil and products Crude/products westbound thro’ GoA = 18% U.S./EU import volume Gulf of Aden – Somalia attacks on shipping

  4. U N Security Council Resolution 1816 Effectively extends UNCLOS High Seas jurisdiction to Somalia’s territorial waters Enables States co‑operating with Somalia to enter its territorial waters Use “all necessary means” to repress piracy and armed robbery at sea - consistent with relevant international law. UNSCR 1816 expires 01.12.08. We have been lobbying hard for it to be extended and strengthened. Gulf of Aden – Somalia attacks on shipping

  5. Governments to establish jurisdiction to arrest pirates and bring to trial and punishment Naval vessels need proper mandate to act forcefully and decisively. Gulf of Aden – Somalia attacks on shipping

  6. INTERTANKO actions IMO/UN & Governments Media Opening of IMO’s MEPC Brussels Intergroup Industry Task Force INTERTANKO Weekly NEWS INTERTANKO Security Bulletins Gulf of Aden – Somalia attacks on shipping

  7. INTERTANKO/shipping industry demands 1. The need to reinforce  naval and maritime aviation forces in the area and to coordinate their activity 2. The need to seek EU member state support for a prolongation of UNSCR 1816 3. The need to establish a legal jurisdiction to arrest, try and punish pirates. Gulf of Aden – Somalia attacks on shipping

  8. Latest: NATO to provide naval ships European Parliament Piracy Resolution UN Sec Gen support for extension UNSCR 1816 Gulf of Aden – Somalia attacks on shipping