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Table 1 Pirate ship attack type and region

From: Tracking intruder ship in wireless environment

Region Robberies Ship/cargo seizures Kidnappings for ransom Attacks Total
Arabian Sea 31 5 8 1 44
East Africa 119 3 191 5 319
Indian Ocean 510 13 21 5 319
Malacca Strait 145 20 29 3 197
Mediterranean Sea 22 4 1 0 27
Other 19 2 1 0 22
South America 473 4 3 1 481
South China Sea 1130 91 20 16 1257
West Africa 461 15 31 8 516
  2911 157 305 46 3420