Piracy attacks off Somalia down

Counter-piracy operations being conducted in the Gulf of Aden and the east coast of Somalia

Increased anti-piracy measures by shipping companies and the intervention by navies have led to a drop in the number of successful pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia in 2011.

But, according to the UN's International Maritime Organization (IMO) around 200 seafarers are still being held hostage by Somali pirates.

The London-based organization's new Secretary-General, Koji Sekimizu, has been in New York to discuss anti-piracy measures with the UN chief, Ban Ki-moon

Daniel Dickinson has been talking to Mr Sekimizu.

Duration: 2'42"

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