Southeast Asia now biggest piracy hotspot – report

The Philippine-based bandit group Abu Sayyaf is instrumental in a number of these attacks in 2015, the International Maritime Bureau reports.
MANILA, Philippines – Southeast Asia now has more incidents of seafaring attacks than any other area in the world, with the Philippine-based bandit group Abu Sayyaf instrumental in a number of attacks, a report revealed Sunday, September 18.
Southeast Asia accounted for 178 piracy attacks in 2015, according to the International Maritime Bureau, the New York Times reported. The most well-known piracy hotspot, the Horn of Africa area (encompassing the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden region), had no reported incidents.
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