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David Michel quoted in All Africa on piracy in the western Indian Ocean

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Nairobi – The impact of pirate attacks on ships in the western Indian Ocean is declining, according to a study by scientists from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.

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This study shows how piracy not only affected those ships that reported suspicious events and attacks, but also altered shipping routes, speeds and costs for vessels whether they encountered pirates or not, says David Michel, director of the Environmental Security programme at the Stimson Center, a US security think-tank.

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