TABLE 1-8 - International Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea: 2004-2009

TABLE 1-8 - International Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea: 2004-2009

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Number of incidents

  Malacca Strait Indian Ocean East Africa West Africa South America Mediterranean Sea South China Sea Total
2004 60 41 13 57 46 0 113 330
2005 20 51 47 23 26 0 97 266
2006 22 53 31 31 31 1 66 240
2007 12 40 60 60 25 3 67 282
2008 2 26 134 50 19 2 72 306
2009 NR 27 222 46 36 NR 71 402

KEY: NR = Not reported.

NOTES: Incidents include attempts and threatening actions. Details may not add to totals because of missing categories.

SOURCE: International Maritime Organization, Reports on Acts of Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships (Annual Issues), available at http://www.imo.org/home.asp as of June 2010.