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VDR: Risk of Pirate Attacks Remains High

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The German Shipowners’ Association (VDR) has once again warned that the threat to shipping posed by pirates has not yet been eliminated as the risk of attacks remains high around the Horn of Africa.

The warning was made only days after an alleged pirate attack on a German tanker some 300 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia. The private armed guards on board the vessel only succeeded in chasing away the attackers after firing warning shots.

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