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Past protest against Somali pirates. (Photo/ Dale Sundstrom/Flickr).

East African Piracy Escalates Sharply, Jumping To 54 In 2017 – Up From 27 In 2016

Blame the spike partly on complacency in the shipping industry, as vessels have cut down on self-protection measures


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Crowd at the Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear in Washington DC on 30 October 2010, a "satirical rally" mocking extreme or hysterical political views hosted by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. (Photo/ Flickr/ Dale Sundstrom)

First Hijacking Of A Merchant Vessel In Five Years Shows Somali Pirates Are Down, But Not Out

The hijacking of Aris 13 was a warning signal that any over-confidence in the international response, complacency within the shipping industry or the belief that Somali piracy is over, is misguided.