One person killed and 37 kidnapped in pirate attacks

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In the first six months of 2019 there were 78 incidents reported that were related to piracy according to the anti-piracy agency, ICC Commercial Crime Services, on its website. During the attacks one crew member was killed, two were injured, 37 were kidnapped and 38 were taken hostage. The waters around West Africa are hardest hit by pirate attacks, but they also occur in South-east Asia and Central and South America.

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