The Pirates are not in East Africa

I posted this before but it seems to have disappeared. The referenced article is quite surprising. The article uses IMO stats between 2001 and 2007 and clearly shows number the number of actual piracy attacks are far greater in the south china sea than in east africa by 6x higher than east africa. Only when it comes to hikacking is east aftica higher (3x higher than number 2) but again, in terms of the gross number of attacks, it seems south china sea is much higher.