Even with [global] maritime piracy at a 21-year low, experts are warning of a potential resurgence in East Africa among other risks.
“Suddenly, the opportunity is improving,” anti-piracy expert John Steed said about Somali piracy. “No one has tried it yet, but the potential is there for it to come back.”
The last wave of Somalia piracy peaked in 2011 with 176 attacks. It declined to almost nothing by 2015, thanks to an increased foreign naval presence and industry precautions like posting armed guards, moving faster, and following certain routes when passing through the area.
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Piracy could surge off of the infamous Somali coast, experts warn