No S. Korean damage in H1 from Somali pirates

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Yonhap) — No piracy activities against South Korean ships in waters off Somalia were reported in the first half of 2013, the government said Wednesday, apparently due to an international crackdown to tackle piracy.

The number of piracy cases in waters off the coast of Somalia came to eight in the January-June period, falling sharply from 69 a year earlier, with none of them targeting local ships, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said.


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