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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report

1. Carina Bruwer writes in the ‘Daily Maverick’ of ‘an increase in heroin trafficking in and around East Africa and how ‘a rapid and innovative response to the growing trade is needed’ (b). Horseed Media carries an article by Ahmed Ali on Somalia’s rich maritime heritage and how ‘the maritime sector should be a significant contributor to the nation’s economy’ but adds that ‘a generation has grown up with a perception of the sea as only a lawless place, where resources are plundered and instead replaced with toxic waste’ (d).

2. New industry guidelines for owners, operators and masters for protection against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea region, vers 2 dated June 2016 are available to download from the UK P&I web-site (e).

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