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Maritime Piracy on Increase Again in Southeast Asia

After a steady decline in maritime hijackings over the last few years incidents of attacks by pirates on the seas rose 10 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2014, according to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). “It is a disturbing trend because if firm action is not taken then we expect that the violence will increase and the pirates will get a little more audacious in the kind of targets that they will look for,” said IMB director Pottengal...

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