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Spanish tuna fleet requests mission against piracy extension in Indian Ocean

SPAIN
Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 22:30 (GMT + 9)

Through the Ministry of Defense, the organizations representing the Spanish tuna fleet, OPAGAC and ANABAC, along with the shipowners’ association CEPESCA, are exercising pressure for the European Union to extend the Atalanta operation against piracy in the waters of the Indian Ocean beyond 2018. The shipowners argue that boarding attempts have increased this year, with "notorious" hijacking such as the case of the Panamanian oil tanker Aris 13, which occurred a few months ago in the same waters where the Basque tuna vessel Alakrana was hijacked in 2009. The tuna fleet considers that these incidents reveal that "the pirates are back in action and that they have interpreted that the security measures have relaxed", reason why they ask for the mission to be strengthened. CEPESCA general secretary Javier Garat acknowledges that there has been a... FULL STORY

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