2015 likely record year for hijackings in Southeast Asia

2015 looks set to become a record year for hijackings in Southeast Asia. High demand for illicit oil and a well-established black market in the region will help drive this development, according to security agency.


With the hijacking of tanker vessel Joaquim in the Malacca Strait on August 8th this year, the trend of a growing number of pirate attacks in Southeast Asia looks set to continue, and 2015 looks on track to become a year plagued by a record number of hijackings in the region, notes security firm Protection Vessels International (PVI) in an update.

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