Risk increases off Somalia

Concerns shipping remains complacent to dangers.

Ships more at risk after first Somali pirate attack in years: officials

By Jonathan Saul

Merchant vessels sailing through busy shipping lanes between Somalia and Yemen may be underestimating the risk of piracy and terrorism following two attempted attacks last month, maritime officials say.

More than 40 percent of the world’s seaborne oil supplies pass through the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea, a major shipping lane also used to move exports and commodities such as food between Asia and Europe.

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Source: reuters.com

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