Search results for: IMB Piracy Reporting Centre

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  • 15 September 2015

    A common worldwide information sharing framework could possibly expedite the receipt and distribution of critical details needed to enable naval and law enforcement forces to respond quickly enough to protect seafarers and arrest the perpetrators, it was concluded at the IMB International Meeting on Global Piracy, Armed Robbery and Maritime Security on 14 and 15 September […]

  • 20 September 2018

    A product tanker anchored in Conakry Anchorage, Guinea, boarded by four armed robbers.

  • 15 September 2015

    A common worldwide information sharing framework could possibly expedite the receipt and distribution of critical details needed to enable naval and law enforcement forces to respond quickly enough to protect seafarers and arrest the perpetrators, it was concluded at the IMB International Meeting on Global Piracy, Armed Robbery and Maritime Security on 14 and 15 September […]

  • 14 January 2020

    The number of crew kidnapped in the Gulf of Guinea increased by more than 50% y-o-y.

  • 28 January 2019

    Armed pirates attempted to attack two ships in two separate incidents off Nigeria last week, IMB said.

  • 10 January 2018

    A total of 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to IMB in 2017.

  • 29 October 2018

    IMB PRC: The number of crew members held hostage increasing in comparison to the same period in 2017.

  • 25 July 2018

    IMB report says that all 2018 crew kidnappings have so far occurred in the Gulf of Guinea in 6 separate incidents.

  • 11 April 2018

    A bulk carrier was chased down and boarded by pirates off Brass, Nigeria on April 7, 2018.

  • 16 July 2020
    Human Capital, Safety, Vessels

    Violent attacks against ships and their crews have risen in 2020, with 77 seafarers taken hostage or kidnapped for ransom since January, the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said in its latest piracy report. The Gulf of Guinea off West Africa is increasingly dangerous for commercial shipping, accounting for just over 90% of maritime kidnappings […]

  • 7 June 2013

    Pirates on Tuesday boarded an offshore supply vessel, 15.5 miles offshore from the Qua Iboe Terminal in Akwa Ibom State in southeastern Nigeria, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre has informed. According to the report, the pirates boarded the vessel which on stand by at the Usari offshore oil field. Seeing the pirates, the crew raised the alarm, […]

  • 8 April 2019

    The first quarter of 2019 saw fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships.

  • 24 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    An unknown number of pirates armed with automatic weapons in a speed boat approached and fired at a tanker while it was some 61 nautical miles off the coast of Bayelsa Coast, Nigeria, according to data provided by IMB Piracy Reporting Centre. Alarm aboard the vessel was raised, while the onboard security team returned fire in the attack, […]

  • 31 October 2018

    Pirates in a speed boat chased and fired upon an LPG tanker.

  • 6 September 2017

    A crew member of a crude oil tanker was taken hostage by five armed robbers who boarded the vessel on September 1 while anchored at Puerto La Cruz Anchorage, Venezuela. According to a report from IMB’s piracy reporting centre, the five robbers approached the tanker in a small fishing boat armed with pistols, knives and […]

  • 23 October 2009

    A total of 306 piracy incidents were reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre in the first nine months of 2009 – the figures have already surpassed the total number of attacks in 2008 as 293 incidents were reported last year. ”The increase in attacks is directly attributed to heightened piracy activity off the Somali […]

  • 16 June 2010

    A maritime watchdog issued a piracy warning to ships in the South China Sea on Wednesday after a sharp increase in attacks with six incidents in as many days. The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) piracy reporting centre, based in Kuala Lumpur, said the attacks occurred in the South China Sea off the Indonesian islands of […]

  • 7 July 2016
    Equipment

    A heavy lift and transportation vessel was recently attacked in Conakry anchorage, Guinea. According to a report by the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre dated July 3, 2016,  six robbers in a boat armed with machine guns and knives boarded an anchored heavy lift vessel. The report claims the assailants attacked the duty O/S […]

  • 13 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Five crew members have been kidnapped in the latest piracy attack off Brass, Nigeria.

  • 17 April 2019

    Armed pirates attacked an anchored product tanker off Nigeria earlier this week.

  • 17 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    IMB PRC: Piracy increased in 2018, with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa.

  • 10 March 2016

    At least four crew members were kidnapped by pirates on March 5 when a group of armed pirates hijacked a chemical tanker underway some 32nm South West of Bonny Island, Nigeria. “Ten armed pirates in a black speed boat approached and opened fire at a chemical tanker underway. They boarded the tanker using a grappling […]