Sea piracy has dropped to a 21-year low
But yachts still need to remain vigilant
Piracy and armed robbery at sea has dropped to its lowest level since 1995, according to a recent report by the International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau. The study found that there were 98 such incidents in the first half of 2016, compared with 134 during the same period last year.
Pottengal Mukundan, director of the International Maritime Bureau, said: “This drop in world piracy is encouraging news. Two main factors are recent improvements around Indonesia, and the continued deterrence of Somali pirates off East Africa.” However, he added that all vessels need to remain vigilant and maintain a high level of anti-piracy security.
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