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The International Maritime Bureau today released its annual report into piracy. Attacks at sea have fallen to their lowest level in eight years, with a 44% fall in incidents since 2011 when Somali piracy was at its height. However, the news isn’t all good. Pirates  – who are becoming increasingly violent – hijacked more oil tankers in South-east Asia than ever before. And most attacks off the coast of Nigeria were related to the oil industry.

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