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Piracy statistics set new historic record

No ships were hijacked in the third quarter this year. This is the first time since 1994 that there have been two consecutive quarters in which not a single ship has been hijacked, according to a new survey by the International Maritime Bureau.

Kidnappings of seafarers reached highest level in a decade

A total 62 seafarers were kidnapped by pirates in 2016, which is the highest level in ten years. The problem is particularly prominent off West Africa and in the Sulu Sea between Malaysia and the Philippines, writes the International Maritime Bureau in its annual piracy report.

Piracy threat has shifted from Aden to Indonesia

Besides internal shifts in terms of where pirate attacks and attempted attacks occur, the combined number of piracy incidents remains virtually constant. Indonesia is the epicenter for attacks, while the Gulf of Aden has a clean sheet, reports the International Maritime Bureau.

Bureau: Somali piracy threat could be over

More than 100 pirate attacks in the first half of 2015, but on the bright side, the threat of piracy off the coast of Somalia looks like it has slowed down, according to a new report.

To tankskibe kapres hver måned i Sydøstasien

Pirater, der opererer i kystnære områder i Sydøstasien, kaprer i snit en tanker hver 14. dag, viser en ny rapport fra International Maritime Bureau. Antallet er piratangreb er steget ti procent i årets første kvartal, lyder det.

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