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Somali pirates lose their grip on global shipping.

Piracy in the Horn of Africa is no longer a threat to global shipping, an industry group has said, ending the era of swaggering Somali pirates taking hostages and seizing cargo.

From next year the Indian Ocean will no longer be considered high risk because no attacks on merchant vessels off Somalia have been reported since 2018. “This announcement is a testament to nearly fifteen years of dedicated collaboration to reduce the threat of piracy in the Indian Ocean,” the International Maritime Organisation said in a statement.

Sorce: The Times