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Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Graphic and map showing 2023 maritime piracy incidents by location
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IMB: Rise in Piracy, Successful Somali-Based Hijacking a Cause for Concern

The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) reported an increase in maritime piracy incidents in 2023, including the first successful Somali-based hijacking since

January 16, 2024
Total Views: 1801

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
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Piracy

Rise in Piracy Incidents in Gulf of Guinea and Singapore Straits Raises Concern

The latest piracy report from ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed a rise in reported incidents in the Gulf of Guinea, as well as

October 11, 2023
Total Views: 3494

Wednesday, July 12, 2023
A 2019 view of vessels in the Singapore Strait April 3, 2019. Picture taken on April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henning Gloystein/File Photo
Piracy

Gulf of Guinea and Singapore Straits See Surge in Maritime Piracy Incidents

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported an increase in piracy and armed robbery incidents against ships in the Gulf of Guinea and Singapore

July 12, 2023
Total Views: 1706

Friday, April 14, 2023
IMB Calls for Continued Naval Presence as Worldwide Piracy Falls to Lowest Level in Decades
Piracy

IMB Calls for Continued Naval Presence as Worldwide Piracy Falls to Lowest Level in Decades

The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is calling for continued and coordinated regional and international naval presence to deter piracy, even as the number

April 14, 2023
Total Views: 859

Friday, January 13, 2023
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Piracy

Global Piracy Incidents Fall to Lowest Level in Decades

Incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery attacks last year fell to the lowest recorded level in almost three decades, but sustained efforts are still

January 13, 2023
Total Views: 1236

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Global Piracy Falls to Lowest Level in Decades
Piracy

Global Piracy Falls to Lowest Level in Decades

The number of piracy and armed robbery incidents at sea fallen to the lowest level since 1992, but regional and international players must sustain efforts to

October 12, 2022
Total Views: 1183

Thursday, July 21, 2022
Stakeholders Lay Out Strategy to Eliminate Gulf of Guinea Piracy
Shipping

Stakeholders Lay Out Strategy to Eliminate Gulf of Guinea Piracy

The Government of Nigeria and a coalition of global shipping industry orgnizations have launched a new strategy to end the scourge of piracy, armed robbery,

July 21, 2022
Total Views: 2037

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Global Piracy Falls Amid ‘Cautious Gains’ in Gulf of Guinea
Piracy

Global Piracy Falls Amid ‘Cautious Gains’ in Gulf of Guinea

Global incidents of piracy fell in the first half of the year to the lowest reported level in nearly 30 years amid ‘cautious’ gains in the Gulf of

July 13, 2022
Total Views: 1174

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Gulf of Guinea Crew Kidnappings Fall to Zero So Far in 2022, But Caution Urged
Piracy

Gulf of Guinea Crew Kidnappings Fall to Zero So Far in 2022, But Caution Urged

The notoriously dangerous Gulf of Guinea saw a lull in crew kidnappings in the first three months of the year, but officials are urging continued caution as of

April 13, 2022
Total Views: 2229

Monday, October 18, 2021
Global Piracy Incidents Fall to Lowest Level in Decades, IMB Says
Piracy

Global Piracy Incidents Fall to Lowest Level in Decades, IMB Says

Reported incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea fell to the lowest recorded number in nearly three decades in the first nine months of 2021, according to

October 18, 2021
Total Views: 1542

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
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Piracy

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

September 7, 2021
Total Views: 2930

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
somali piracy
Piracy

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

July 13, 2021
Total Views: 1914

Sunday, January 24, 2021
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Piracy

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

January 24, 2021
Total Views: 22882

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Crew Kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea Hit Record in 2020 -IMB Annual Report
Piracy

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

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 2068

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

October 14, 2020
Total Views: 758

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

July 5, 2017
Total Views: 8

Friday, May 5, 2017
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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

May 5, 2017
Total Views: 24

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
IMB Piracy Report: Sea kidnappings rise in 2016 despite plummeting global piracy
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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

January 10, 2017
Total Views: 104

Monday, July 25, 2016
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News

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

July 25, 2016
Total Views: 19

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

February 2, 2016
Total Views: 52
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