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: 1851

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: 1991

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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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: 728

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Crew Kidnappings Surge in Gulf of Guinea, IMB Says

Violent attacks against ships and their crews have risen in 2020, with 77 seafarers taken hostage or kidnapped for ransom since January, according to the latest piracy report from the...

July 16, 2020
Total Views: 212

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Maritime News

Containership Comes Under Fire by Pirates Off Nigeria

Pirates off the coast of Nigeria chased and shot at a containership underway on Tuesday in the first reported piracy incident in the Gulf of Guinea region so far this...

January 22, 2020
Total Views: 54

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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Maritime News

IMB: 2019 Saw Unprecedented Rise Gulf of Guinea Crew Kidnappings

Despite declining maritime piracy trends worldwide in 2019, the Gulf of Guinea saw an unprecedented rise in the number of crew kidnappings, the IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre said in its...

January 14, 2020
Total Views: 37

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Maritime News

IMB: Piracy Incidents Down in 2019, But Gulf of Guinea Risks Remain

The number of piracy and armed robbery at sea incidents was down in first nine months of 2019, but  piracy hotspots like the Gulf of Guinea continue to pose a...

October 16, 2019
Total Views: 51

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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Maritime News

IMB Piracy Report: Worldwide Piracy Increases 2018 as Gulf of Guinea Attacks Surge

Maritime piracy increased across the globe in 2018, especially in West Africa as attacks against ships and crews continue to pose danger to seafarers, the International Chamber of Commerce’s International...

January 16, 2019
Total Views: 26

Monday, November 5, 2018
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Maritime News

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...

November 5, 2018
Total Views: 2

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Maritime News

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...

July 26, 2018
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Oceans Beyond Piracy: Maritime Piracy Doubled Off East Africa in 2017

The number of piracy incidents doubled off the coast of East Africa in 2017 compared to 2016, according to the annual State of Piracy report released today by One Earth...

May 22, 2018
Total Views: 40

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Maritime News

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...

January 10, 2018
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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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...

October 18, 2017
Total Views: 12

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

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: 44

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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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: 15

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: 10

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Maritime News

Southeast Asia Piracy A Clear Threat to Seafarers – State of Maritime Piracy Report 2014

The maritime advocacy group Ocean's Beyond Piracy has released its fifth annual State of Maritime Piracy Report, analyzing the human and economic impacts of piracy during 2014 in the Western Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Guinea and, for the first time, in Southeast Asia.

June 9, 2015
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

IMB: SE Asia Piracy A Growing Cause for Concern

A small coastal tanker is hijacked by pirates in South East Asia every two weeks on average, according to a new report from the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) that looks...

April 21, 2015
Total Views: 8