Indonesia should boost efforts to secure its sea territory to prevent a rise in piracy and armed robbery cases, says a report.
The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) issued a first quarter report on piracy and armed robbery in Indonesia, revealing that from January until March 2015, the number of attacks at sea had increased to 21 from 18 cases in the same period of last year.
During the three months, criminals hijacked two vessels and boarded 19 vessels using knives, guns and machetes.
Vietnam and Nigeria had six and seven attacks, respectively.
The incidents in Indonesia also account for almost 40 per cent of 54 cases worldwide in 2015.
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