IMB: Record-Low Hijackings in the Gulf of Guinea in 2018, But Piracy Threat Persists

A total of 156 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre in the first nine months of 2018 compared to 121 for the same period in 2017, the IMB said in its latest quarterly report.  The 2018 figures can be further broken down to 107 vessels boarded, 32 attempted attacks, 13 vessels … [Read more...]

IMB Report Shows Persistent Piracy and Kidnapping Risk in Gulf of Guinea

All crew kidnappings reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre during the first six months of 2018 occurred in the Gulf of Guinea in six separate incidents, highlighting the persistent risk of maritime piracy and armed robbery against ships in the region, the IMB said in its 2018 first-half report. A total of 107 incidents were reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre … [Read more...]

IMB: Maritime Piracy in 2017 Reached 22-Year Low

A total of 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in 2017, according to the latest IMB report. This is the lowest annual number of incidents since 1995, when 188 reports were received. In 2017, 136 vessels were boarded, while there were 22 attempted attacks, … [Read more...]

Maritime Piracy Down in 2017 (and Other Key Takeaways From IMB’s Latest Piracy Report)

Global maritime piracy has so far declined in 2017 compared to 2016 with a total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships reported in the first nine months of this year, according to the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) International Maritime Bureau's (IMB) latest quarterly report on maritime piracy. The flagship global report notes that, while … [Read more...]

International Piracy at Lowest Level in Five Years -IMB

The second quarter of 2017 saw a continuing decline in the number of reported incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery against ships, according to a report by the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) published this week. According to the report, the first half of 2017 saw a total of 87 incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre compared with 97 … [Read more...]