Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Somali Piracy Threat Persists as Monsoon Season Subsides, IMB Warns

As the monsoon in the NW Indian Ocean begins to subside and the weather once again becomes conducive to the operation of small pirate skiffs, the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has urged Masters not to be complacent as they transit the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

September 10, 2013
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Monday, April 15, 2013

IMB Advises Continued Vigilance Even as Pirate Attacks Decline

By International Maritime Bureau London – The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest quarterly report on Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships recorded a total of...

April 15, 2013
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Friday, February 1, 2013
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Reexamining the Gulf of Guinea: Fewer Attacks, Better Pirates

By James M. Bridger, Along with the release of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB)’s 2012 piracy report come the onslaught of analysts seeking to explain why the crime is decreasing...

February 1, 2013
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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Pirates Carry Out Fewer Attacks in 2012 – IMB

By Neena Rai Pirates carried out 297 attacks in 2012, the fewest in five years, with ships reporting a big drop off Somalia, the International Maritime Bureau said Wednesday. The...

January 16, 2013
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Friday, June 22, 2012

Not Just Numbers: New Study Examines the Human Cost of Piracy

Oceans Beyond Piracy, the same advocacy group that calculated the economic cost of piracy by the numbers, has just released its second annual installment of it’s “Human Cost of Piracy”...

June 22, 2012
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Saturday, June 16, 2012

IMB Survey Notes Container Security Challenges

The results of a recent survey conducted by the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in conjunction with an international trade association have served to underline the challenges associated with container...

June 16, 2012
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Monday, April 23, 2012

IMB Piracy Reporting Center Report: West Africa Piracy on the Rise, Somali Piracy Threat Still High

One hundred and two incidents of piracy and armed robbery were reported in the first quarter of 2012, with dangerously increasing numbers in West African waters, according to the latest...

April 23, 2012
Total Views: 10

Monday, February 13, 2012
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Captain and Chief Engineer of Bulk Carrier Shot by Pirates off Nigeria

According to a report from the International Maritime Bureau this morning, a bulk carrier was fired upon by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea this morning, approximately 110nm south of Lagos,...

February 13, 2012
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pirate Attacks Drop for First Time in Five Years but East and West Africa Threat Remains High [REPORT]

The following is a press statement from piracy watchdog, IMB Piracy Reporting Centre, regarding their 2011 Global Piracy Report released today. Pirate attacks against vessels in East and West Africa...

January 19, 2012
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

IMB Global Piracy Report: More attacks, unprecendented boldness, and fewer hijackings

As world piracy hits a new high, more ships are escaping Somali pirates, says IMB report Piracy on the world’s seas has risen to record levels, with Somali pirates behind...

October 18, 2011
Total Views: 1

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Piracy The Focus of Today’s World Maritime Day Celebration

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) marked its annual World Maritime Day celebration today with a collective call-to-action to the United Nations, world governments, military forces and even shipowners and crews...

September 29, 2011
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mass Attack: IMB piracy report a cause for concern

Read below the concerning report filed to the International Maritime Bureau’s Live Piracy Report regarding an August 6 attack against a bulker in the Red Sea. 06.08.2011: 1505 UTC: Posn:...

August 9, 2011
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Flag States Look to Bring Back the Human Element of Piracy

With vessel attacks, hijackings and huge ransoms stealing the headlines in todays news, some flag states are concerned that acts of violence against seafarers by pirates is going unnoticed and...

August 9, 2011
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Friday, July 15, 2011
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Pirate attacks up 63% this year, however fewer ships are being taken: IMB REPORT

Pirate attacks on the world’s seas totalled 266 in the first six months of 2011, up from 196 incidents in the same period last year, the International Chamber of Commerce...

July 15, 2011
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

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...

June 16, 2011
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Thursday, March 3, 2011

IMB sees rise in Nigerian oil frauds

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has recently seen a rise in the number of Nigerian oil frauds reported to them. Over the first few weeks of 2011, several ship...

March 3, 2011
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pirate Attacks and Hijackings – Weekly Report

Following this weekends hijacking of the Saudi VLCC loaded with crude, gCaptain has been flooded with numerous emails and phone calls from different news organizations trying to lock down information...

November 19, 2008
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Monday, April 21, 2008
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Are Pirates Human Rights Victims?

Artwork by Matt Rota Our maritime podcasting partner, Peter Mello of Sea-Fever.org points us to this must read article in the NYTimes. He writes: John S. Burnett, author of Dangerous Waters:...

April 21, 2008
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Thursday, January 10, 2008
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Pirate Attacks Increased In 2007

With a large increase of attacks in Nigeria and Somalia, 2007 was not a good year for maritime safety. The NY Times writes; Last year, there were 269 attacks on...

January 10, 2008
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Thursday, August 9, 2007
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IMB’s Maritime Security Hotline Goes Live

Launched this June the International Maritime Bureau’s Maritime Security Hotline is a confidential phone line that enables the seafarer and others in the shipping industry to report any suspicious information...

August 9, 2007
Total Views: 2