Attacks on ships in Asia down significantly

The number of pirate attacks and armed robberies against ships in Asia dropped 25 percent in 2018 to the lowest level in a decade, says organization Recaap in an update.

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There were a total of 76 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia during 2018, according to a new report from organization Recaap, which monitors developments in Asia.

63 of the cases were actual attacks, while 14 were failed attempts. This corresponds to a decrease of 25 percent in the total number of incidents compared to 2017. This is the lowest number of incidents in ten years, since Recaap began its monitoring in 2007.

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