Somali Pirate Attacks in 2012

The recorded number of Somali pirate attacks has declined, according to the European Union Navel Force Somalia.

In 2011, navel forces recorded 176 pirate attacks and attempted hijackings. In 2012, the security services recorded 34 attempted hijackings off the coast of Somalia.

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Source:  Roopa Gogineni, “Somali Pirate Attacks Plummet in 2012,” Voice of America, December 6, 2012.