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Piracy levels at six-year low

JANUARY 15, 2014 — Piracy at sea has reached its lowest levels in six years, with a 40% drop since Somali piracy peaked in 2011, according to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The chamber's International Maritime Bureau (IMB) says that just 15...

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