is the largest B2B marketplace in the world. Source Coconut Oil, Acer , Air Bike, Children Furniture , Cane Sugar, Nissan, Costume, Dell, Wallpaper, Gsm Phone, Transfer Paper, Swimwear, Vending Machine, Faux Fur, Laptop, Milk Powder, MAP, Scooter, Candy, Artificial Flowers, Greeting Card, Photo Album, Hair Dye, Billiard Table, Data Cable, Silk Fabric, Cultured Stone, Slippers, Sports Equipment, Wood Flooring, DVD Case, Audio, Computer Mouse, T Shirt, Granite, Packaging, Tube, Toy and Thong
Tools:Print|E-mail Us|Most Popular
China warns ships of piracy in Somali waters 2007-05-22 17:04:56
  Adjust font size:

    BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- The Maritime Safety Administration of China (MSAC) has warned Chinese ships to be vigilant against piracy in Somali waters.

    The MSAC issued an urgent circular on Tuesday instructing Chinese ship-owners, shipping companies and captains to be on high alert for piracy and adopt necessary measures according to relevant procedures issued by the International Maritime Organization and the MSAC's advisory.

    The circular said since 1991, piracy in the waters off the coast of Somalia has been rampant. Statistics from the International Maritime Bureau show that pirates have moved from inshore waters to the high seas 200 sea miles from the coast.

    Zhai Jiugang, an official with the China Maritime Search and Rescue Center, said this month alone six piracy cases had been reported in Somali waters, including a Taiwan fishing vessel hijacked on May 16, with four Taiwanese sailors and eight workers from the Chinese mainland aboard.

    The MSAC urged Chinese crews to monitor information on pirate activities in Somali waters and be vigilant when passing through those areas. Shipping companies should report to the China Maritime Search and Rescue Center immediately on learning of pirate attacks. It also advised captains to avoid Somali waters if possible.

Editor: Chen Feng
Tools:Print|E-mail Us|Most Popular
Related Stories
Home China
  Back to Top