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Piracy incidents up in Asia

Piracy incidents up in Asia

Singapore: There was an increase in the number of pirate attacks in Asian waters in January with 11 incidents reported. Anti-piracy centre ReCAAP said there were 11 incidents of piracy and armed robbery reported in January this year compared with just two last year. Of the incidents in January 2010 eight were actual attacks while three were failed attempts. However despite the sharp increase in the number of attacks, all 11 incidents were classed as "less significant" by ReCAAP, the lowest of three categories where vessels are often robbed at anchorages. The anti-piracy centre said most of the incident took place in ports or anchorages in Indonesia. [26/02/10]

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