Saturday, August 27, 2016

Piracy Worldwide

The first half of 2016 saw ninety-eight successful or attempted pirate attack on ships worldwide, the lowest number since 1995 (FT), according to the International Chamber of Commerce. Attacks off Somalia and Indonesia have dropped while incidents off the coast of Nigeria have risen. Experts credit increased surveillance of waters, ship owners' growing willingness to employ armed guards, and modifications that make ships more difficult to board.