Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Somalia Isn't The Only Place Where Piracy Is a Problem

It just manages to capture most of the news coverage. Japanese tanker attacked off Indonesian island
A Japanese tanker has been attacked by armed pirates off an Indonesian island, the latest in a spate of incidents in a South China Sea shipping lane, a global maritime watchdog said Monday.
That "global" watchdog is the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre, run by the International Chamber of Commerce. And they don't cover everything or count all instances of piracy, just those attacks on large commercial shipping.

Even so, this is the 27th incident in the South China Sea reported since February.

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