Q1 Piracy At “All time high” claims IMB

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Apr 142011

Courtsy of the Finnish navy a pirate dhow goes sky-high, but so are piracy incidents claims IMB

Piracy at sea hit an all-time high in the first three months of 2011, with 142 attacks worldwide, claims the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) global piracy.

The sharp rise was driven by a surge in piracy off the coast of Somalia, where 97 attacks were recorded in the first quarter of 2011, up from 35 in the same period last year. Continue reading »