The second quarterly report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) shows that all 2018 crew kidnappings have so far occurred in the Gulf of Guinea in six separate incidents.
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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.
Piracy on the world’s seas has reached a five-year low, with 297 ships attacked in 2012, compared with 439 in 2011, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) global piracy report revealed today.
An ICC side event at the World Intellectual Property Organization Standing Committee on Patents used case studies to demonstrate how the patent system works to support research and development, technology transactions and innovation.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), under the umbrella of its G20 Advisory Group, held consultations with local business leaders on G20-related policy issues yesterday.
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.
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.
The ICC Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau (CIB) is urging its members to make full use of the Internet as an investigative tool.
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.