More commercial vessels were attacked by pirates last year in the Malacca Strait off Singapore than the previous year. The pirate attacks escalated in particular towards the end of the year in the eastbound part of the strait, shows a new report from Recaap Information Sharing Centre, ISC.
A total of 31 incidents occurred in the Malacca Strait. This was a significant deterioration compared to the two previous years, where the strait off the coast of Singapore experienced eight and seven pirate attacks, respectively.
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