In 2019, there were fewer attacks and attempted attacks on ships than there had been in 25 years. The coronavirus may bring economic and political changes that make piracy worse in the coming years.
Any disruption to shipping in the narrow seaway could impact oil prices and ratchet up geopolitical tensions.
Dead whales usually sink, so most evidence of 'ship strikes' quickly disappears beneath the waves.
A fifth of the world's oil travels through the narrow waterway.
Shipping companies are expected to halve their greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Carbon emissions from maritime freight are everyone's problem because of climate change.