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Big decline in armed robberies at sea in the first few months of 2018

The number of armed robberies and pirate attacks in Asia was almost cut in half during the first three months of this year, shows a new report.

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In the first three months of 2018, fewer seafarers and vessels in Asia were hit by armed robberies and pirate attacks, or attempts, shows a new report from Recaap. From January until March, 14 incidents were reported, of which 9 succeeded, while five remained mere attempts.

This marks a 48 percent decline compared with the same period last year, writes Reecap. One of the incidents was carried out by pirates, while 13 were armed robberies against vessels in the area.

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