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Two tankers hijacked per month in Southeast Asia

Pirates operating in coastal regions in Southeast Asia hijack an average of one tanker every 14 days, according to a new report from International Maritime Bureau. The number of pirate attacks has increased ten percent in the first quarter of the year.

Photo: Finn Frandsen

More than half of the 54 attacks reported in the first three months of 2015 took place in Southeast Asia.

This means that pirates in the region's coastal waters hijack an average of one small tanker vessel every 14 days, according to a newly published report from International Maritime Bureau, IMB.

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