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Somali Pirates Make No Successful Hijacks in 2013, Group Says

Somalia’s new government, greater naval cooperation and more armed security aboard ships has cut piracy to the point that pirates have had no successful hijacks this year, according to a group formed to stop the attacks.

Somali pirates tried and failed to seize two ships in the Gulf of Aden in 2013, after incidents fell almost fourfold to 36 last year versus 2011, said James Hughes, co-chairman of the Contact Group on Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia.