The Big problems
are not the increase of the actual numbers of piracy attacks on merchant
ships. But the fact that they are becoming increasingly violent, costly
and political motivated.
Itís very hard to make any
reliable static's on piracy as affected ships and ship-owners seldom
gives full report or statements to any law-enforcing agency. The risk of
getting stuck in a harbor for a pending police investigation and negative rating with the insurance company is
Most pirate incidents appear in
West and East Africa, Malacca strait, Philippine archipelago and
the Caribbean's. The statistics for the last 5 years indicates a 50-100%
raise. What is more worrying is that ships and crews starts to disappears
along with the cargo. Reports of executions of crews had occurred.