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Piracy-related incidents rise 60% in Singapore Straits

Posted On: Jul. 26, 2019 6:06 AM CST


Masafumi Kuroki, executive director of the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, said that piracy-related incidents increased 60% year-over-year to eight in the first half in the Singapore Straits, Hellenic Shipping News reported. All incidents took place in the westbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme.

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