Piracy: useful contacts
Piracy: Useful Contacts for Red Sea
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Ships are advised to maintain anti-piracy watches and report all piratical attacks and suspicious movements of craft to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre is located at: ICC International Maritime Bureau, PO Box 12559, 50782 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel ++ 60 3 2078 5763, Fax ++ 60 3 2078 5769, Telex MA 31880 IMBPCI
24 hour Anti Piracy HELPLINE Tel : ++ 60 3 2031 0014
The French Navy have a programme of surveillance in the Indian Ocean called CNVOI (stands for "Control Naval Volontaire en Ocean Indien"). Email contact: Alindien@free.fr (Include in subject : Pour cellule control naval et opem) Phone in France : 00 33 4 94 02 84 67, Immarsat Mini M : 00 870 762 698 930.
Aden Port Authority, PO Box 1316, Tawahi, Aden - Republic of Yemen
Tel Exchange 202666/8 - Fax +967-2-205805 or 203521, Channel 16 or 2182 kHz. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yemeni Coastguard 24h Ops Center Tel 967 1562 402 English speaking. It has been reported they recommend setting off EPIRB in the event of an attack. The Yemeni government has provided the coastguard with modern equipment and boats as well as setting up surveillance systems in an effort to prevent piracy in its territorial waters.
Djibouti Port Authority (Port Autonome International de Djibouti)
Tel: (253) 35 23 31, Tel: (253) 35 61 87, Email: email@example.com
Salalah: listening watch on 2182kHz and Ch 16. Harbourmaster Capt. Ahmed Burham Ba'Omar, Tel. +968 219500 ext 420, fax (+968) 219253, email AhmedB@Salalahport.com.
Headquarters of the US 5th Fleet in Bahrain CUSNC.FWO@me.navy.mil
+973 1785 3283 (CUSNF in Bahrain) This is Security duty-officer.
US flagged vessels may also try the RCC Alameda (+1 510 437 3701). The contact is Ltcdr Tomas Stuhlreyer.
British flagged vessels should try UK Coastguard on +44 1326 317575
It must be stressed that even if the authorities are prepared to respond, it could take several hours for help to reach a yacht in distress.
The French Navy have a programme of surveillance in the Indian Ocean called CNVOI (stands for "Control Naval Volontaire en ocean Indien"). Email contact: Alindien@free.fr (Include in subject : Pour cellule control naval et opem) Phone in France : 00 33 4 94 02 84 67, Immarsat Mini M : 00 870 762 698 930.