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Piracy 2014

Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 08 May 2014 3:36 am

Not quite a specific news story, but ongoing piracy. I found this map and some of the reports quite interesting:

http://www.icc-ccs.org/piracy-reporting ... piracy-map

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The map above are reports for just 2014 so far. I know piracy is high in the region, I always assumed it was further up the Strait of Malacca, not literally at Singapore's doorstep. I guess I now understand better why the ships parked outside my old bedroom window facing the strait always had their lights lit up so brightly even in Singapore's waters.

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Postby CaptainBullus » Thu, 08 May 2014 4:58 am

Thankfully most attacks around Singapore and the Malacca Straits are robberies rather than hijackings or hostage/ransom scenarios that ships have to deal with in the Gulf of Aden. Probably no consolation to the seafarers onboard vessels that are attacked though...


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