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Pirate attacks at second-lowest level in 20 years

The number of pirate attacks in this year's first nine months is the second-lowest in 20 years, writes Seaintelligence. One specific development during the first three quarters spurs concern, however.

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The number of pirate attacks in the first nine months of the year is the second-lowest in 20 years, writes Seaintelligence.

In the first through the third quarter, 137 pirate attacks were reported. This is a considerable drop from the same period last year and only three attacks more than in the same period of 2017, which had the lowest count in 20 years.

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