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...]

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 a report published this week by the International Maritime Bureau's (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre.  The quarterly report highlights continued violence in piracy hotspots … [Read more...]

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 (IMB) said in its annual piracy report released Tuesday. The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre is the world's only independent 24-hour manned center for receive reports of pirate attacks from around the … [Read more...]

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 Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB). IMB's global piracy report shows 98 incidents in the first half of 2016, compared with 134 for the same period in 2015. When piracy was at its … [Read more...]

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 and crew captured, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) annual piracy report reveals. IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC) recorded 246 incidents … [Read more...]