Piracy & Counterfeiting

Newly issued report reveals 87 incidents of maritime piracy in first half of year

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Continuing decline in the number of reported incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery against ships has been revealed in the second quarter piracy report of the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB), published today. According to the report, the first half of 2017 saw a total of 87 incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre compared with 97 for the same period of the previous year.

New scheme launched to assist victims of piracy

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A programme has recently been launched in London to help seafarers and families cope with the physical and mental trauma caused by torture and abuse at the hands of pirates.

New dynamic to Indian Ocean piracy despite monsoon conditions


There are noticeable seasonal variations in the geographical attack patterns of Somali pirates during the north-east (winter) and south-west (summer) monsoons. Whilst the intensity of the monsoons varies from year to year, by season to season and even day by day, the monsoons play an important role in influencing the operational areas and periods of activity.

IMB reports spike in hijackings near Somalia

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The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is reporting a sudden increase in piracy and hijackings off the Somali coast. The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) has tracked at least three significant acts of piracy in the second half of October.