Piracy & Counterfeiting

IMB report cites spike in piracy

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As detailed in the recently released Q2 2007 Report on Piracy Against Ships, ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) research indicates that acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships in the second quarter of 2007 have jumped by 37% when compared to the second quarter of 2006.

Piracy attacks spike in Somali waters

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Following a number of violent attacks, The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is issuing an alert to all sea traffic off the Horn of Africa.

Sharp decline in piracy attacks

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The most recent statistics produced by the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) indicate that the number of reported piracy attacks in the first quarter of 2007 world-wide declined significantly when compared with the same period for 2006.

IMB piracy report notes decline in piracy

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The most recent statistics produced by the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) indicate that the number of reported piracy attacks in the first quarter of 2007 world-wide declined significantly when compared with the same period for 2006.

IMB uncovers Internet scams on cargo shipments

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An ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) investigation has discovered a series of Internet-based scams aimed at the container shipping industry. Using fake websites, crooked cargo traders deceive buyers into believing that their phony cargo shipments are in fact real and being shipped.

IMB uncovers fraudulent steel trades in North Africa

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A number of fraudulent steel shipments from North Africa have raised the suspicion of the ICC crime watchdog, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). IMB has recently uncovered a number of false bills of lading associated with these trades and is advising banks and traders to exercise caution when conducting business with respect to steel and metal cargoes from ports in and around North Africa.

Global piracy decreasing but hotspots remain deadly

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A recent study conducted by the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB), notes that reported piracy attacks world-wide are on the decline. Statistics documented in the latest edition of the Kuala Lumpur-based organisation’s report "Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships" found that the number of attacks through to the end of the 3rd quarter 2006 decreased to 174.

New IMB service helps seafarers pinpoint piracy attacks

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Sea captains and ship owners whose vessels must travel through piracy hotspots have a new tool to help them prepare their voyage. The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has launched an online piracy map which gives users a visual on the nature and location of attacks to help them better understand and track incidents.

Decline in piracy attacks slows down, says IMB

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The number of reported piracy attacks world-wide in the first six months of 2006 remained at 127 compared with the same figure during the corresponding period in 2005, according to the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB).

IMB releases latest piracy statistics

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As part of its ongoing monitoring and reporting of worldwide piracy attacks, ICC’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has recently released the latest version of the Report on Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships.