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Shipping: Piracy

Volume 717: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any British-registered or British-owned ships are being used in support of piratical operations. [HL2213]

It is understood that the UK flagged ship “Asian Glory”, pirated on 1 January in the Somali Basin, has been used to support other ships under pirate control from its anchorage in Heredeere. The European Union Naval Force in Somalia (EU NAVFOR) confirmed that the ship has now returned to its anchorage and remains under the control of pirates