Drastic decline in pirate attacks in the Malacca Strait

The number of pirate attacks in the Malacca Strait has been virtually non-existent this year, the opposite scenario of 2015, reports The Straits Times.

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One single pirate attack occurred in the first 11 months of the year in the Malacca Strait by Singapore, according to a survey performed by organization ReCaap.

As such, piracy followed a different trend than in the year before, in which 104 pirate attacks occurred in the Malacca Strait. In 2014 the number came to 48, reports The Straits Times.

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