Tuesday, September 7, 2021
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Two Crew Injured by Pirate Gunfire Off Gabon; One Missing

Two crew members of an offshore supply vessel were injured during a pirate attack in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Gabon, the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting...

September 7, 2021
Total Views: 2702

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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Caution Urged as Global Piracy Falls to Lowest Level in 27 Years

Piracy and armed robbery at sea fell to the lowest level in 27 years in the first half of 2021, but don’t let the numbers fool you, the International Maritime...

July 13, 2021
Total Views: 1841

Sunday, January 24, 2021
Containership MOZART

One Killed, 15 Kidnapped in Violent Pirate Attack Off Nigeria

By Jonathan Spicer and Irem Koca ISTANBUL, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Pirates off Nigeria’s coast kidnapped 15 sailors from a Turkish container ship in the Gulf of Guinea on Saturday...

January 24, 2021
Total Views: 22747

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Crew Kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea Hit Record in 2020 -IMB Annual Report

Crew kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea surged to a new record in 2020, the International Maritime Bureau reported in its annual piracy report. Worldwide, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre...

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 1988

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
somali piracy
Maritime News

IMB Piracy Report: Crew Kidnappings Surge in Gulf of Guinea

The number of seafarers kidnapped by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea has surged so far this as pirates abduct bigger groups of seafarers further offshore, the International Maritime Bureau’s...

October 14, 2020
Total Views: 727

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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Maritime News

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...

July 5, 2017
Total Views: 2

Friday, May 5, 2017
Maritime News

IMB: Worldwide Piracy Up Slightly in 2017

Pirates and armed robbers on the high seas attacked 43 ships and captured 58 crew in the first quarter of 2017, a slight increase from the same period last year, according to...

May 5, 2017
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

IMB Piracy Report: Sea kidnappings rise in 2016 despite plummeting global piracy

More crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998, the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s...

January 10, 2017
Total Views: 42

Monday, July 25, 2016
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Worldwide Piracy Falls to Lowest Level Since 1995

Piracy and armed robbery at sea has fallen to its lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa, according to a new report from the International...

July 25, 2016
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Ships at anchor off Singapore.
Maritime News

IMB: Piracy Hotspots Persist Worldwide Despite Reductions in Key Areas

(ICC International Maritime Bureau) – Piracy and armed robbery on the world’s seas is persisting at levels close to those in 2014, despite reductions in the number of ships hijacked...

February 2, 2016
Total Views: 21

Monday, November 2, 2015

IMB: Piracy Crackdown in Southeast Asia ‘Bearing Fruit’

Despite an overall global reduction in serious pirate attacks this year, there remains no room for complacency in the global fight against piracy on the high seas, the International Maritime...

November 2, 2015
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Maritime News

IMB: Global Reporting System Needed to Curb Piracy

  The ICC International Maritime Bureau is calling for a global reporting system in the wake of an alarming uptick in the number of piracy and armed robbery attacks against...

September 15, 2015
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

IMB Piracy Report Shows Continued SE Asian Attacks Against Small Tankers

  A new report published Wednesday by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) highlights a continuing trend in South East Asia in the hijacking of small...

July 22, 2015
Total Views: 9

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Maritime News

IMB Uncovers Unusual Container Weight Fraud

The International Maritime Bureau has been alerted to a fraud involving a shipping container's weight and size that is atypical of what one might out of a container weight fraud case.

November 13, 2014
Total Views: 1

Thursday, August 21, 2014

IMB: Shipping Is ‘Next Playground for Hackers’

The International Maritime Bureau is warning that the global shipping and supply chain could become the 'next playground for hackers' and is calling on the maritime sector to remain vigilant amid an increased threat of cyber-attacks.

August 21, 2014
Total Views: 16

Friday, July 25, 2014

Small Tanker Hijackings A Worrying Trend, IMB Says

The first half of 2014 was witness to an alarming trend of small tanker hijackings in southeast Asia, according to new figures released by the International Maritime Bureau's Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) in their 2014 semi-annual report.

July 25, 2014
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

IMB Issues Piracy Warning Amid Tanker Hijackings

The ICC Commercial Crime Services’ International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is warning small tankers to maintain strict anti-piracy measures in the South China Sea following a spate of tanker hijackings in the region.

June 17, 2014
Total Views: 8

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Worldwide Piracy at Lowest Level Since 2007 -IMB

Worldwide piracy incidents have fallen to their lowest level in seven years, but don’t go raising any victory flags just yet.

April 24, 2014
Total Views: 0

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Merchant Vessel Reported Hijacked in Red Sea -ONI

The U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Intelligence says that a merchant vessel reported being hijacked Saturday approximately 40 NM east of Massawa, Eritrea in the Red Sea.

January 18, 2014
Total Views: 2

Thursday, January 16, 2014

VIDEO: IMB Director Discusses Worldwide Piracy Decline, Current Threats

In this video Pottengal? Mukundan, director of the ICC International Maritime Bureau, discusses the latest findings from the just-released IMB annual global piracy report which found that worldwide piracy incidents dropped 11% in 2013 primarily due to the clampdown on Somali piracy.

January 16, 2014
Total Views: 1