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Maritime Watchdog: Piracy Falls to Six-Year Low

An international maritime watchdog says piracy at sea fell to its lowest levels in six years in 2013, due in part to a significant drop in incidents off the coast of Somalia. The International Maritime Bureau [IMB] says there were 264 attacks last year, including 15 incidents off the Somali coast. The IMB says there were 75 incidents near Somalia in 2012. The IMB says a number of factors have contributed to the decline in piracy incidents off the Somali coast, including a use of armed...

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