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Asia records 57 piracy incidents in eight months 

2019 saw unprecedented rise Gulf of Guinea crew kidnappings — IMB 

  Despite declining maritime piracy trends worldwide in 2019, the Gulf of Guinea saw an unprecedented rise in the number of crew kidnappings, the IMB’s Piracy...

EU calls for renewed efforts to battle resurgent piracy off Somali coast

IMB says global piracy on the decline

  The first nine months of this year saw fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships than the corresponding period of 2018, the International Maritime...

Piracy: Nigeria, other West African countries deadliest in the world, says IMB 

Piracy: Nigeria, other West African countries deadliest in the world, says IMB 

The seas around Nigeria and other West Africa countries are now the world’s most dangerous for piracy, according to a report released by the International Maritime...

Piracy: Shipowners lament high cost of security on Nigerian waters 

IMB: West African waters world’s worst for pirate attacks

The seas around West Africa remain the world’s most dangerous for piracy, the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest report reveals. Of the 75 seafarers taken...

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Piracy: The cheery news from IMB

A fortnight ago, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), a specialized department of the International Chamber of Commerce, released its report for the first quarter of...

EU calls for renewed efforts to battle resurgent piracy off Somali coast

Nigeria records drop in piracy incidents in Q1 2019 – IMB

Nigeria recorded a drop in reported piracy incidents at sea in the first three months of 2019, the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) has said. Nigeria has been a...

Gulf of Guinea, East Africa record increased pirate attacks in 2017  

IMB: Gulf of Guinea recorded low hijackings in 2018 

A total of 156 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre in the first nine...

Pirate dies in attack on ship off Bayelsa 

IMB: Pirate attacks surge in West Africa

A surge in armed attacks against ships around West Africa is pushing up global levels of piracy and armed robbery at sea, International Chamber of Commerce’s...

4 takeaways from the IMB’s latest global piracy report

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...

EU calls for renewed efforts to battle resurgent piracy off Somali coast

Nigeria remains top global piracy hotspot, says IMB 

Nigeria remains a piracy hotspot with 20 attacks reported against ships within the first nine months of this year.  The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in its...

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IMB: Global piracy up slightly in 2017

Pirates and armed robbers on the high seas attacked 43 ships and captured 58 crew in the first quarter of 2017, a slight increase from the same period last year,...

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IMB: Maritime kidnappings at 10-year high

The number of maritime kidnappings hit a ten-year high in 2016, with waters off the southern Philippines becoming increasingly dangerous, the International Maritime...