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 Future (OEF)’s Oceans Beyond Piracy program. The report analyzes the human and economic impacts of maritime piracy and robbery at sea in the Western Indian Ocean Region, the Gulf of Guinea, Asia, and Latin … [Read more...]

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 66 incidents worldwide in the first three months of 2013. This is down markedly from the 102 incidents reported for the corresponding period in 2012. In … [Read more...]

This Week in Piracy: Somali Pirates Strike Back

SUMMARY OF INCIDENTS: DEC 13-19, 2012 INDIAN OCEAN–EAST AFRICA OMAN: Tanker fired upon on 15 December at 24:36 N – 057:32 E, approximately 80 nm northwest of Muscat. Armed pirates in a skiff approached and opened fire on a tanker underway. The Master raised alarm, commenced evasive maneuvers, called UKMTO, sent distress alerts via VHF and SSAS and all crew … [Read more...]

Weekly Piracy Report – Don’t Let Your Guard Down

Piracy Incidents By Region: SEP 5 - 12 WEST AFRICA NIGERIA: Oil tanker fired upon while underway on 9 September at 06: 09 N – 002: 53 E, approximately 34 nm south west of Lagos travelling from Lome to Lagos. Unknown number of pirates fired several shots at underway vessel in an attempted boarding event. Non-essential crew mustered in citadel and the vessel utilized … [Read more...]