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Volume 264: debated on Tuesday 24 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list for the past 12 months how many attacks by pirates on British shipping have taken place on the high seas; and if he will make a statement. [39027]

During the last 12 months there has been one report of a piracy attack on the high seas against a ship registered in the UK or the Crown dependencies. This was against the UK-registered ocean-going yacht, the Longo Barda, attacked off Somalia in April 1995.