https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/dryad-indian-oceanhigh-risk-area-needs-rethinking

The maritime safety consultant Dryad Global has published its annual analysis of maritime safety incidents around the world, suggesting that the significant security costs for transits in the Indian Ocean and across the Red Sea are no longer justified. Although the premiums and costs associated with armed guards are the highest, the Indian Ocean ranks fourth in terms of maritime crime incidents and fifth in terms of incidents in the most active region: West Africa.