Piracy is out of sight out of mind for most people, but it remains a major problem to worldwide trade and a very specific and real trauma for seafarers and shipowners. The fine folks at Travelinsurance.org have put together a couple of infographics, visually summarizing the scope of the problem. Check them out.
They are large files, so be patient in downloading. For more information on Piracy you can also check out the SOS (Save our Seafarers) website.