Somali waters are no longer the most heavily pirated in the world, according to a recent CNBC investigation. Global piracy is becoming increasingly problematic for governments, shipping firms, cruise lines, mariners and energy companies.
Based on International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB) data, Somalia and Gulf of Aden still have pirate-infested waters, but over the last five quarters, a new country’s national waters have become the most heavily pirated on earth.
Indonesia’s 17,500 islands and their surrounding waters now take the title as the world’s most heavily pirated.
National navies are becoming progressively more active in combating piracy, along with more armed security companies being employed on commercial vessels and tankers.
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