Rise of pirates in the Caribbean

By Rinsy Xieng

While the phenomenon mainly affected only the Horn of Africa a few years ago, piracy is now intensifying in the Caribbean arc. The robbery or attack on boaters has increased, according to a MICA report released. Off the coast of Granada, for example, it has gone from 3 cases to 28 in less than a year.

Boaters and merchant ships

Pirates no longer hesitate to board large vessels, such as merchant vessels, even though the palm goes back to the Gulf of Guinea, where almost a third of the attacks took place there according to the report of the MICA Center, the center of expertise French Maritime Safety, which has just published its annual report. In 2019, for example, the organization recorded 360 events related to piracy and robbery. This figure has been stable for four years but less than it was 10 years ago.

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Source: https://www.rci.fm



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