IMB Piracy Reporting

Pirates are kidnapping more seafarers off West Africa, IMB reports

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ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) figures show a rise in piracy and armed robbery on the world’s seas in the first nine months of 2020, with a 40% increase in the number of kidnappings reported in the Gulf of Guinea. Pirates armed with guns and knives are abducting bigger groups of seafarers at further distances off the West African coast.

Crew kidnappings surge in seas off West Africa, IMB reports

Violent attacks against ships and their crews have risen in 2020, with 77 seafarers taken hostage or kidnapped for ransom since January, reveals the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest piracy report.

Somali pirate clampdown caused drop in global piracy, IMB report reveals

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Piracy at sea has reached its lowest levels in six years, with 264 attacks recorded worldwide in 2013, a 40% drop since Somali piracy peaked in 2011, ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) revealed today. Just 15 incidents were reported off Somalia in 2013, down from 75 in 2012, and 237 in 2011.

IMB advises continued vigilance as maritime piracy attacks decline

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ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest quarterly report on Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships recorded a total of 66 incidents worldwide in the first three months of 2013. This is down markedly from the 102 incidents reported for the corresponding period in 2012.