IMB Piracy Reporting

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


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.

IMB investigates false bills of lading

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ICC's International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is warning banks and shipping operators of a rash of false bills of lading in the Arabian Gulf area and South East Asia.

South Korean navy rescues hijacked ship


The chemical tanker had been hijacked on 15 January 2011 some 310 nautical miles off Oman. It is understood that the South Korean navy despatched a destroyer which had been pursuing the ship for almost a week before it finally caught up with the hijacked vessel and deployed a team of commandos. It