China warns of pirate attacks in Gulf of Aden

China has warned of more pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia in the coming months and asked the shipping companies to equip ocean-bound merchant vessels with self-defence devices to fend off possible piracy assaults.

Piracy attacks are likely to rise in the region from mid-March to May with the summer monsoon favourable for the pirates. October to December is another period where pirates are active for similar reasons, Safety supervisor of the Ministry of Transport Liu Gongchen said.

 

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