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Naval Warfare

Piracy attacks on tankers increasing, says IMB

15th January 2015 - 06:00 GMT | by Philip Rood in London

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SOUTH East Asia had more piracy attacks than the rest of the world combined in 2014, according to figures released by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).

Worldwide piracy figures are the lowest in eight years with the IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre based in Kuala Lumpur, recording a total of 245 attacks and attempted attacks.

This total is down 44 per cent since the situation off Somalia created a global peak in 2011. 

Somali pirates accounted for just 11 attacks last year, all of which were thwarted.

The focus of concern has now switched to South East Asia where more ...

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