In Perspective

Richard Fenning, the chief executive of Control Risks has been speaking on the matter of Somali piracy.

He sees this as a growing threat to world trade, in terms of both the expanding threat they pose in the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean and the rising risks to crew safety. But, keeping things in perspective, less than 1 per cent of ships transiting the region last year were attacked, and far fewer were hijacked.

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