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Dryad Maritime has released an interesting report on the current challenges facing the international maritime sector. Pirates are now not the only potential trouble for vessels. The daily tragedies in the Mediterranean, where commercial shipping appears to be the only sector with sufficient humanity – and ships – to attempt rescues, are likely to continue, but also pose a hazard to people and ships operating there. As does extremely unstable Libya. Over in the west, Latin America and the Caribbean is seeing a rise in reported incidences of maritime crime. There’s a good infographic here.

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