Pirate attacks on tankers decline

Cheok Soh Hui; Gibson, Jane
April 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;4/30/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 64, p9
Trade Publication
The article reports that the number of pirate attacks against chemical tankers has declined during the first quarter of 2007. The decline is attributed to improved patrols and greater awareness among ship owners. The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) says nine chemical tankers were attacked by pirates between January and March 2007, compared with 10 in the first three months of last year. The IMB recorded 41 piracy incidents worldwide.


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