Analysts: Alarming number of pirate attacks in Southeast Asia

The first six months of the year were characterized by a strong increase in the number of pirate attacks in Southeast Asia. Especially in the Singapore Strait where the number of reported attacks skyrocketed by over 100 percent, writes Dryad Maritime in a new report.

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The total number of reported pirate attacks in Southeast Asia increased by all of 22 percent in the first six months of the year compared to the same period in 2014. A total of 120 incidents were reported to Dryad Maritime, notes the maritime security company in a new report.

The most alarming increase took place in the Singapore Strait where 48 vessels were subject to pirate attacks in the first half of 2015, which corresponds to a towering 118 percent increase from 2014.

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