Dubai: On a constant decline since 2011, latest statistics from the United States Office of Naval Intelligence show that no vessel was hijacked in the Indian Ocean last year.
Piracy remains a concern around the Horn of Africa with nine attacks last year, but the international naval coalition fighting piracy in the region has made significant progress. No hijackings were reported off Somalia last year; 14 were reported in 2012.
The west coast of Africa and Indonesia were piracy hotspots in 2013. [06/01/14]