SE Asia piracy predicted to rise

Tanker hijackings and low-level crime persist in Southeast Asia. 

Dryad Maritime: Expect Attacks by Bunker Pirates in South East Asia to Rise in Q4

So far this year, a number of vessels inSoutheast Asia have fallen victim to attacks by bunker pirates, and Maritime risk consultants Dryad Maritime (Dryad) says it expects piracy to rise in the region in Q4 2014.

It said that there had been five tanker hijackings, four of which occurred off Singapore and were likely perpetrated by the same gang.

30 vessels have been boarded while at Anchor in the area to the east of the Singapore Strait between Q1 and Q3 2014 as compared with nine for the same period in that area during 2013.

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