Somali piracy - most expensive attacks 2011

The statistic represents ransom payments for vessels hijacked off the Somali coast, based on ransom sum paid. In 2011, pirates received some 11.5 million U.S. dollars in ransom for the release of the oil tanker Savina Caylyn.

Most expensive piracy attacks in Somalia in 2011, based on ransom sum

Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date




Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* Total ransom data compiled by author.
According to the source, the authors tracked and accounted for each individual ransom paid in 2011 (where data was available). The statistic lists ransom payments for hijacked vessels in 2011. Note that some of these vessels were hijacked in 2010, but were not released until 2011. The authors included all ransoms paid in 2011 in order to analyze the 2011 ‘ransom price’ market.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Single Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract; Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Pirate attacks"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.