Somali pirate attacks show sharp fall

Mogadishu (KON) - The number of ships attacked by Somali pirates has fallen sharply this year, the International Maritime Bureau says.
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Just 70 attacks were reported by ships in the first nine months of this year, compared with 233 incidents in 2011.

International intervention and new security measures are deterring pirates, the IMB adds.

But the organisation warned seafarers to remain vigilant in the waters around Somalia.

Captain Pottengal Mukundan, the director of the IMB, said: "It

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