Tuesday, October 23, 2012

World Naval Piracy Is Declining

Maritime Agency Reports Falling Pirate Attacks -- Deutsche Welle

Attacks on shipping by pirates are on the decline, according to a maritime watchdog. The fall in incidents off the Somalia coast was particularly striking, with international naval operations being given credit.

The number of pirate attacks in the first nine months of 2012 fell by a third compared with the previous year, the Malaysia-based International Maritime Bureau reported on Monday.

The drop was particularly striking for the number of instances recorded off the coast of Somalia, the agency said, with the work of naval task forces highlighted as a reason for the drop.

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More News On The Decline Of World Naval Piracy

World piracy down as Somali attacks fall: report -- AFP
Piracy increasing near West Africa, declining near East Africa -- Washington Times
Worldwide sea piracy falls to lowest level in four years following international warship patrols in the Gulf of Aden -- The Independent
World Sea Piracy Falls to Lowest Level Since 2008 -- ABC News/AP
Somali pirate attacks show sharp fall -- BBC
Somali piracy at three-year low after security thwarts gangs -- Reuters
Somalia Piracy Falls to Six-Year Low as Guards Defend Ships -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Somali Pirate Attacks Drop to Lowest Level in 3 Years -- Voice of America

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