ICC: New dynamic to Indian Ocean piracy despite monsoon conditions

The International Marine Bureau's ICC Commercial Crime Services explains how Somali pirates are influence by and adapt to seasonal changes in weather. There are noticeable seasonal variations in the geographical attack patterns of Somali pirates during the north-east (winter) and south-west (summer) monsoons. Whilst the intensity of the monsoons varies from year to year, … [Read more...]

IMB urges governments to take immediate action on piracy

LONDON (Dow Jones)--The International Maritime Bureau Thursday urged governments to take action against the increasing number of pirate attacks off the Somali coast. There were 219 attacks off Somalia in 2010, 49 vessels were hijacked and 1,016 crew members taken hostage, according to IMB data. "Despite measures taken by the United Nations Security Council and the … [Read more...]