Asia sees surge in piracy and crime at sea

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, piracy and crime off the coasts of Asia have increased this year, reports Reuters citing a new report. The coastal regions south of the Philippines are particularly hit hard.

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Asian waters have become more unsafe in 2020, where piracy as well as crime at sea are on the rise, reports Reuters citing a new report put together by analyst firm Babel Street.

In particular, the coastal regions south of the Philippines as well as the Sulu Sea are hit hard, registering the highest number of incidents.

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