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TIN news:   Τhe Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) has issued Worldwide Threat to Shipping Report for period 21 June – 23 July 2014. The report provides information on piracy threats to merchant mariners and naval forces for the last 30 days.
 
Monthly Piracy Attacks by Region:
WEST AFRICA
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NIGERIA: 
On 23 July, armed criminals attacked an oil rig in Gbarain, in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state. The gunmen approached the facility and opened fire on the policemen, who had taken strategic positions and repelled the attempt, killing five of the attackers. Two policemen were said to have sustained minor injuries. A spokesman stated that the pirates had attacked the rig at Gbarain with the intention of severing the chain used to secure the gunboat in order to remove the weapons in it. (This Day Online, Nigeria)
 
NIGERIA: 
On 20 July, gunmen suspected to be sea pirates attacked a passenger boat on the Ogbia-Nembe in Bayelsa State waterways, killed two persons and stole cash and valuables from boat passengers. According to news reports, the boat ran into a robbery in progress and was trapped in the gunfire. (News Agency of Nigeria, State-Owned Media)
 
SOUTHEAST ASIA AND INDIAN SUBCONTINENT:
 
MALAYSIA: 
On 13 July, pirates boarded unnoticed on an underway product tanker near position 02:01N – 104:29E, 24 nm south of Pulau Aur. Duty Officer saw a small boat maneuvering near the vessel and raised the alarm. Seeing alerted crew, the pirates escaped empty-handed. (IMB)

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