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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: 1772

Wednesday, October 11, 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

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: 3471

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: 1705

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: 853

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: 1232

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: 1182

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

Friday, January 14, 2022
Maritime Piracy Worldwide Falls to Lowest Level in Decades, But Caution Urged
Piracy

Maritime Piracy Worldwide Falls to Lowest Level in Decades, But Caution Urged

Incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery attacks reached the lowest recorded level since 1994, according to ICC International Maritime Bureau’s

January 14, 2022
Total Views: 1021

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, 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

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: 2067

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

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Crew Kidnappings Surge in Gulf of Guinea, IMB Says
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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

July 16, 2020
Total Views: 232

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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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

January 22, 2020
Total Views: 76

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

January 14, 2020
Total Views: 54

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
IMB: Piracy Incidents Down in 2019, But Gulf of Guinea Risks Remain
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

October 16, 2019
Total Views: 76

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

January 16, 2019
Total Views: 53

Monday, November 5, 2018
anti-piracy defense
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

November 5, 2018
Total Views: 7

Thursday, July 26, 2018
IMB Report Shows Persistent Piracy and Kidnapping Risk in Gulf of Guinea
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,

July 26, 2018
Total Views: 35
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