Pirates Turn to Kidnapping and Away from Hijacking, IHS Markit Says

Onshore dynamics impact offshore risks in Gulf of Guinea and Southeast Asia
Global piracy has shifted away from hijacking and towards kidnapping, according to new analysis released today by IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.
“Piracy has changed in the past three years,” said Devlin McStay, data analyst at IHS Maritime and Trade. “The number of piracy attacks is decreasing overall, but kidnapping is becoming more common. We are seeing the number of kidnappings rise in the piracy hotspots of Southeast Asia and West Africa.”
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Source: businesswire.com

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