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A dramatical increase in pirate activity in The Gulf Of Mexico

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April 2020 Piracy attacks in The Gulf Of Mexico have increased drastically. Most occurred on offshore support vessels in the southern rim of The Gulf.

On 17th of April 2020, US Maritime Administration (MARAD) warned for maritime threat in the vicinity of Ciudad Del Carmen and Dos Bocas, Mexico. Meanwhile the security in the Gulf has only reported 4 incidents in the southern part. However IMB PRC indicated a growth in piracy attacks.

Incidents In South, Central America and the Caribbean.

IMB PRC states that Peru was a top location of incidents that occurred in 2019. Furthermore 10 reported in Callao anchorage in Peru in 2019. While 5 reported last quarter of 2019.

After that three other accidents occurred in Callao anchorage in Peru only in 2020 already . Ecuador also showing on radar with several incidents taken place too. However amount of attacks still unsure.

IMBC PRC reported two further incidents near Guayaquil, Ecuador in 2020.

In conclusion the first half of 2020 has been hectic and full of incidents. All incidents involved container vessels underway. Piracy is moving contents, will South and Central America soon be the new Gulf Of Guinea?

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