Rise in Asian Piracy Significant
Intertanko expresses concern at rate of piracy.
Intertanko: Rise in Asian Piracy is “Significant and Worrying”
Asia experienced a significant jump in piracy attacks last year, which accounted for three quarters of global maritime piracy last year, Reuters reports.
According to numbers from the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), attacks in the Asia region jumped 22 percent to 183 last year, out of a total of 245 worldwide.
“There is no hiding the fact the 22 percent increase is significant and worrying,” said Tim Wilkins, regional manager for Asia at INTERTANKO.
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