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Action ashore needed to eradicate piracy

Incidents in S-E Asian waters show that menace is not restricted to West African region

The shipping industry has treated piracy in the same way it faces up to every new challenge - PHOTO: REUTERS

PIRACY has become a fact of life for the shipping industry, to the extent that it is now difficult to remember the time when piracy was almost unheard of. Actually, it was not really that long ago that piracy was almost exclusively something for the history books. Now, unfortunately, it most