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  • 9 July 2019

    Of the 75 seafarers taken hostage worldwide so far this year, 62 were captured in the Gulf of Guinea.

  • 27 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    44 seafarers have been captured so far this year amid growing violence off the coast of West Africa, new figures from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) show. Worldwide, IMB recorded 37 piracy and armed robbery incidents in the first quarter of 2016, down from 54 in the same period last year. Three […]

  • 10 January 2017

    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, according to the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) annual piracy report. In its 2016 report, IMB recorded 191 incidents of piracy and armed robbery on the world’s seas. “The continued […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed that piracy on the world’s seas is at its lowest first-quarter level since 2007, but warns that the threat is still present. The latest IMB Piracy Report, published today, shows 49 piracy incidents in the first quarter of 2014 – the lowest first quarter […]

  • 22 July 2015

    There is a continuing trend in South East Asia in the hijacking of small coastal tankers by maritime pirates, averaging one attack every two weeks, finds a new report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB). According to the report, five small tankers were hijacked in South East Asian waters in the […]

  • 22 July 2015

    There is a continuing trend in South East Asia in the hijacking of small coastal tankers by maritime pirates, averaging one attack every two weeks, finds a new report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB). According to the report, five small tankers were hijacked in South East Asian waters in the […]

  • 25 July 2016

    Piracy and armed robbery at sea have fallen to their lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa, according to a report from the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB). IMB’s global piracy report shows 98 incidents in the first half of 2016, compared with 134 for the same period in […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has flagged-up an unusual attempted fraud involving a container’s weight and size. The incident concerned a container of aluminium scrap in which the information outside the box was tampered with to show false weight and size. An IMB member highlighted the case after being notified of a significant weight shortage […]

  • 22 April 2010

    The International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest quarterly report on Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships recorded a total of 67 incidents of piracy worldwide in the first three months of 2010. Twenty-six vessels were boarded, 18 were fired upon, there were twelve attempted attacks and eleven vessels were hijacked.

  • 11 October 2011

      Pirates have seized a tanker and its crew off the Nigerian coast, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) monitoring group says…   (BBC) [mappress] Source: BBC, October 11, 2011;

  • 21 July 2010

    While Somali pirates demonstrated increased range and capabilities, there was a relative decline in pirate attacks on shipping worldwide during the first two quarters of this year, according to a report just issued by the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB).

  • 21 April 2008

    Heavily armed pirates on Monday attacked and damaged a huge oil tanker off the Somali coast using machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades, a Malaysian-based maritime watchdog said. Noel Choong, head of the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre, said that the attack, believed to be by Somali pirates, took place under the cover of […]

  • 18 January 2011

    Last year was the worst on record for piracy at sea, according to a report issued Monday. Pirates captured 1,181 sailors aboard 53 ships in 2010, according to the report from the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau. Eight of the captives were killed, the report says.

  • 7 February 2006

    The Piracy Reporting Centre at the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has issued a new report that identifies a number of “piracy hot spots” that have “emerged over the past 12 months” where attacks on shipping have become more violent.

  • 26 April 2005

    Pirates hijacked a tin-laden Indonesian ship traveling to Singapore and held the crew captive for two days while unloading the cargo in a Malaysian port, a maritime watchdog said Tuesday. The pirates, believed to be Indonesians, fired gunshots at the ship and boarded it Friday shortly after it had left Muntok port on the southern […]

  • 16 October 2007

    Piracy attacks on shipping have increased by 14% in the first three quarters of this year, a report by the International Maritime Bureau says. The increase is in large part because of a jump in incidents off the west and east coasts of Africa – with Somalia again a key source of concern.

  • 25 April 2007

    Pirates attacked 41 vessels in the first three months of 2007, down sharply from the same period a year earlier, a global watchdog has said. The International Maritime Bureau said the number of attacks between January and March was the lowest since 1998.

  • 26 July 2006

    SHIPS are most likely to be attacked by pirates around Indonesia and Bangladesh, although Somalia has emerged as a new hotspot. The Piracy Reporting Centre at the International Maritime Bureau listed 127 pirate attacks worldwide in the first six months of this year, the same as in the previous six months.

  • 31 March 2005

    Pirates attacked a Japanese-owned bulk carrier in the Malacca Strait and robbed the ship of its cash before escaping in a boat, a maritime official said. “The attack happened early Friday. They boarded the ship and robbed the safe,” Noel Choong, head of the Piracy Reporting Center of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), told Agence […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 May 2006

    Piracy attacks worldwide rose slightly in the first three months of 2006, with the waters around Somalia, Nigeria and Indonesia especially vulnerable, an ocean crime watchdog said on Wednesday. But there were no cases of piracy reported from the Malacca Strait, a known hotspot, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said.

  • 17 October 2007

    THE ICC International Maritime Bureau has issued a special bulletin warning on an attack Tuesday container ship underway in the Shatt Al Arab waterway, Iran. Pirates armed with AK-47 automatic rifles, boarded boarded the ship and took the master,chief engineer, second officer and pilot hostage.