A container ship at sea. Piracy incidents have increased dramatically in one of the world’s busiest shipping routes. Photo: Bloomberg
A container ship at sea. Piracy incidents have increased dramatically in one of the world’s busiest shipping routes. Photo: Bloomberg
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Piracy incidents along Straits of Malacca and Singapore surge in 2019

  • ReCAAP ISC, a piracy information group, says there were 30 piracy events this year, up from eight last year
  • The latest incident was on Christmas Day, when an oil tanker was boarded by six unarmed people, but they escaped when the alarm system was activated

A container ship at sea. Piracy incidents have increased dramatically in one of the world’s busiest shipping routes. Photo: Bloomberg
A container ship at sea. Piracy incidents have increased dramatically in one of the world’s busiest shipping routes. Photo: Bloomberg
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