Gulf of Aden piracy reduced by 60%

By Piracy

Pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden have been reduced by 60% in the last 8 months, compared with the preceding 8 months by information from NATO.
Despite this fact piracy is still rife, with at least 9 vessels now held by Somali pirates with 236 captives. In 2011 alone, 1026 hostages were held and $146 million was paid as ransom to get these people and 30 vessels free.
NATO has been actively fighting piracy with operations for more than 4 years and with success cutting the pirate attack by 60% in the last 8 months.
Only 6 vessel have been hijacked for this period of time. For 8 months last year kidnapped ships were 36.
The civilian presence is also important fighting the piracy.