TITLE

Rise in Murders, Kidnappings at Sea Makes Piracy a Top Naval Priority Worldwide

AUTHOR(S)
Munns, David W.
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Sea Power;Oct2004, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on various incidents related to piracy. These incidents, and hundreds more like them each year, help explain why international piracy has become a top priority for military and police officials from Southeast Asia to Africa and the United States. The situation grows worse each year, according to the London-based International Maritime Bureau (IMB) part of the Commercial Crime Services division of the International Chamber of Commerce. Recorded pirate attacks increased by 20 percent in 2003 alone, rising to a total of 445 incidents compared with 370 in 2002, according to IMB statistics. INSET: Violence on the Increase.
ACCESSION #
14892687

 

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