BBC News – West Africa piracy overtakes Somali ship attacks

Piracy off the coast of West Africa has now overtaken Somali piracy, a report by the International Maritime Bureau IMB and other seafarers groups says.It says 966 sailors were attacked in West Africa in 2012, compared with 851 off the Somali coast.West African pirates mostly steal fuel cargo and the crews possessions, often resorting to extreme violence.Five of the 206 hostages seized last year off West Africa have been killed, the document says.

via BBC News – West Africa piracy overtakes Somali ship attacks.

 

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