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David Michel quoted in Ship & Bunker on European Commission Indian Ocean report findings

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A study from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre says that the impact of pirate attacks on ships in the western Indian Ocean is declining and that shipping patterns in the region have returned to what they were before the height of pirate attacks, SciDev.Net reports.


David Michel, director of the Environmental Security programme at the Stimson Center, says that the 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, regardless of whether pirates were encountered or not.

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