Risk Intelligence sees less pirate activity in 2012 and 2013

The drop in pirate activity by the Gulf of Aden is here to stay, at least this year and the next, says Risk Intelligence. Instead, things are getting hot in West Africa, where the situation is a lot more complex.

Things are quieting down in East Africa, while things are getting worse in West Africa. And the threat is more muddled and complicated in the west than in the east, according to Risk Intelligence’s review of the current global piracy threat.

“The tendency for piracy in the Indian Ocean is going down, while there is a slowly rising tendency in West Africa,” says Hans Tino Hansen, CEO of Risk Intelligence.

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