Friday, May 15, 2009

Rates of Piracy in 2008 & 2009

From Old Salt Blog, Piracy Attacks Way Up, Hijacking Success Rates Down

In 2008, there were 111 incidents resulting in 42 vessels hijacked, wheras in 2009 thus far there have been 114 attempted attacks of which 29 have resulted in hijackings. In 2008 roughly 38% of pirate attacks succeeded in hijacking ships. In 2009 thus far the pirates have a roughly 25% success rate.

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K.C.

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