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Asian Piracy Up 18 Percent

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Published Jul 17, 2015 6:03 PM by The Maritime Executive

Singapore-headquartered anti-piracy organisation ReCAAP ISC has released figures for the first half of the year, citing an 18 percent increase in piracy incidents in Southeast Asia compared to the same period in 2014. Most of the 106 incidents involved tankers as the pirates attempted acts of fuel siphoning or petty theft.