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Horn of Africa: Piracy

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 21165, tabled on 20 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of piracy incidents in the (a) Gulf of Aden, (b) Guardafui Channel and (c) Somali Sea, in the last three years.

Answered on

29 June 2022

There have been no formal piracy events (according to the definition specified in UNCLOS) reported to us since 2019 in the areas mentioned. Whilst any act of Piracy remains a concern, we continue to work with international partners to counter piracy. Events are 'defined' based solely on the information reported to us by Industry or other reporting bodies.