Piracyscourge of the seasBlackspots

Brice, Andy
July 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;7/30/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 5, p28
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the danger of piracy in Southeast Asia. According to statistics from the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), there were 12 piracy attacks from January to March 2007 in this region. Slow-moving chemical tankers are easy targets, and shipowners are always worried about their multimillion-dollar cargos. In 2006, 14 Asian nations launched the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP).


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