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Only one Somali pirate attack in third quarter

Somali pirates have only attacked once in the third quarter of 2012, International Maritime Bureau writes in it latest piracy report.

There has been a significant drop in the number of attacks in the Gulf of Aden but at the same time, the number of attacks has increased elsewhere. The number of ships which have reported an attack by Somali pirates is at its lowest since 2009. So International Maritime Bureau (IMB), who monitors pirate activity, writes in its quarterly report.

”This drop is likely due to the increased and active naval actions on suspected skiffs, naval land based anti piracy operations, preventive measures used by the merchant vessels in the form of Best Management Practice procedures, the employment of Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel and the effects of the SW monsoons”, the organisation states.

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