How Safe are Seafarers from Sea Pirates

by OldSailor on January 28, 2009

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Here is a graphical presentation,  showing how safe are the seafarers from sea pirates worldwide, during the years 2003 to 2008.hijacking

The graphs show the type of violence committed on seafarers:

  • Taken Hostage: Highest in 2008 and lowest in 2004
  • Kidnap/Ransom: Highest in 2004 and lowest in 2003
  • Crew Threatened: Highest in 2003 and lowest in 2007
  • Crew Assaulted: Highest in 2003 and lowest in 2006
  • Crew Injured: Highest in 2003 and lowest in 2006
  • Crew Killed: Highest in 2004 and lowest in 2005
  • Crew Missing: Highest in 2003 and lowest in 2006,2007

Here are the pie charts for each year (2008 to 2003):

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Data source: International Maritime Bureau

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