Piracy attacks off Somali coast ‘drop sharply’ – Standard Digital News – Kenya

Piracy attacks off the Somali coast have dropped significantly over the past 18-months, the latest count by the International Maritime Bureau reveals.

In its most recent bulletin seen by The Standard, the bureau shows that piracy attacks and hijackings dropped from 32 ships and 736 hostages held in January 2011 to 1 ship (FV Naham) and 50 hostages (from 11 nations) being held of late.

And the drop in piracy appears to have spurred shipping between the port of Mombasa and Mogadishu.

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via Standard Digital News – Kenya : Piracy attacks off Somali coast ‘drop sharply’.

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