Piracy up by a fourth: Philippines CG

Increase in attacks on fishing vessels, several killed.

Philippine maritime piracy up by a fourth, Coast Guard says

By Alden M. Monzon

PIRACY and armed robberies against ships and their crew in Philippine waters have risen by more than a fourth in 2013, data from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

Though relatively low, the incidents of maritime piracy has increased by 27% to 14 from 11 the previous year. Four incidents have been reported this year with one person killed, the PCG said.

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Source: bworldonline.com

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