10 percent Rise In Global Piracy Attacks Recorded

IMB issues quarterly report. 

10 percent Rise In Global Piracy Attacks Recorded

Global piracy attacks rose by 10 per cent in the first quarter of 2015, with more than half of these incidents occurring in South-East Asian waters, an international watchdog said Tuesday.

A total of 54 piracy attacks were reported from January to March this year, compared to 49 for the same period last year, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) reported.

“Worldwide, pirates took 140 hostages in the first three months of 2015, three times as many as during the same period in 2014,” it said in a statement.” A total of 13 seafarers were assaulted and three injured.”

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Source: spyghana.com

MSR: It should be noted that the IMB figures only represent incidents reported directly to them. They do not include incidents logged in the media or by other reporting bodies such as UKMTO, ReCAAP and others. As such, the true number of incidents may well be higher than these figures suggest.

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