Piracy hits new low

IMB reports drop in incidents.

Pirate attacks drop to 21-year low in H1 2016: IMB

By Marcus Hand

The number of piracy attacks dropped to a 21-year low in the first half of 2016 according to watchdog the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).

The number of piracy incidents worldwide reported to the IMB in the first half of the year was 98 compared to 134 in the same period last year. It was also the lowest number of attacks reported in the first six months of the year since 1995.

“This drop in world piracy is encouraging news. Two main factors are recent improvements around Indonesia, and the continued deterrence of Somali pirates off East Africa,” said Pottengal Mukundan, Director of IMB.

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Source: seatrade-maritime.com

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