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.

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The trend of fewer kidnappings, hijackings and attacks at sea continues to decrease, and it set a new record in the third quarter.

A survey by the International Maritime Bureau, IMB, shows that a total of 156 incidents at sea were reported in the first nine months of the year. This was higher than in the same period 2017, in which 121 incidents occured.

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