Piracy in the Arabian Peninsular update

Shipping companies operating around the Arabian Peninsular are expecting a fall in pirate attacks over the next couple of months. But the lull will be caused by the monsoon rather than any improvement in the security situation and pirate mother ships are expected to return to the seas for the final quarter of 2012. As the Middle east becomes increasingly integrated into the global economy, such activity is having an increasing impact on regional trade. Neil Ford investigates.

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