Piracy and armed robbery a threat to ships’ crews, warns IMB

Seafarers face continuing threats from pirates and armed robbers on the world’s seas, says the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB), reporting 47 attacks in the first three months of 2020, up from 38 in the same period last year. Pirates boarded 37 ships in the first quarter of 2020.

IMB Piracy Report 2018: Attacks multiply in the Gulf of Guinea

Maritime piracy

Piracy increased on the world’s seas in 2018, with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa, the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest annual piracy report reveals.

Pirate attacks worsen in waters off Gulf of Guinea


A surge in armed attacks against ships around West Africa is pushing up global levels of piracy and armed robbery at sea, warns the International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB).

4 takeaways from the IMB’s latest global piracy report

ICC IMB 2017 Piracy Report Q3

A total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of 2017, according to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest quarterly report on maritime piracy.

Threat to seafarers remains despite piracy clampdown, IMB reports

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Kidnapping and hostage-taking persists off the coasts of West Africa and South East Asia, despite a 20-year low in piracy on the world’s seas, according to new figures from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB).

Global anti-counterfeiting and piracy congress to meet in Paris

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International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Secretary General Jean-Guy Carrier will join French Economy, Finance and Industry Minister Christine Lagarde at the opening of the Sixth Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy in Paris on 2 February 2011.

1.2m jobs to be lost to piracy

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A new study released today by the International Chamber of Commerce’s BASCAP (Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy) initiative projects an alarming rise in piracy-driven job loss figures in Europe’s creative industries.