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Increase in piracy off Somalia a concern

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“Worrying” is the word used by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) to describe the increase to date this year of piracy in the Indian...

IMB concerned about first ship hijacking off Somalia in six years

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The just released 2023 International Maritime Bureau (IMB) piracy report notes a slight increase in incidents and expresses concern over the first successful hijacking...

Piracy on the rise in the Gulf of Guinea

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The Gulf of Guinea on Africa’s upper west coast is again highlighted as a world piracy hotspot in the latest International Maritime Bureau (IMB)...

Gulf of Guinea piracy on the up

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There’s concern about an increase in piracy in Gulf of Guinea waters off Africa’s west coast with the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) calling for...

Global piracy incidents continue to decline, including Gulf of Guinea

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Another drop in reported piracy incidents – this time for the first quarter of 2023 – does not mean the threat is over, with...

Downward trend in piracy continues in the Gulf of Guinea

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Piracy appears to be on the decline with reported incidents in the Gulf of Guinea – long accepted as the world’s piracy hotspot –...

Piracy incidents at a 28-year low

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Proof that efforts to combat piracy across the world’s oceans are working comes from the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), which reports the first half...

Gulf of Guinea piracy down

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Just seven piracy incidents were recorded in the Gulf of Guinea, widely seen as the world’s piracy hotspot, in the first quarter of this...

Piracy drops to 18 year low

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“Vigorous action” by authorities is cited as one reason for last year seeing the lowest recorded level of piracy and armed robbery at sea...

Further decline in reported piracy incidents

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Piracy incidents in the first nine months of 2021 are the lowest reported in 17 years with, at the other end of the scale,...

Global piracy down, Gulf of Guinea still a concern

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Incidents of international piracy and armed robbery are at their lowest level in 27 years, according to International Maritime Bureau (IMB) statistics, with the...

Gulf of Guinea retains world piracy hotspot status

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Africa, particularly the Gulf of Guinea, remains the world hotspot for piracy with 43% of all incidents reported in the first quarter of this...

Fifteen crew kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea

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The Gulf of Guinea remains one of the most dangerous bodies of water worldwide for seafarers with the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) urging ships...

Gulf of Guinea confirmed as world piracy hotspot

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Close on two hundred incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported worldwide last year, with the Gulf of Guinea cementing the...

Gulf of Guinea is world hotspot for kidnappings at sea

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A steep increase in kidnappings at sea – 40% - make the Gulf of Guinea off Africa’s west coast the world hotspot for this...

No more hostages held by Somali pirates

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Over the past five years Somali pirates took more than 3 600 people hostage in attacks on ships varying in size from tankers through to...

Gulf of Guinea still world’s piracy hotspot

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Seafarers face continuing threats from pirates and armed robbers on the world’s seas, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said, reporting 47 attacks in the...

Crew kidnappings increase in the Gulf of Guinea

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Despite overall piracy incidents declining in 2019, there was “an alarming increase” in crew kidnappings across the Gulf of Guinea, according to the International...

Gulf of Guinea still a piracy high risk area

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]The International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB) report for 2019’s third quarter shows fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships...

Seas off West Africa world’s worst for pirate attacks

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

London symposium focuses on Gulf of Guinea piracy

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Piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea were highlighted at a recent high-level symposium which agreed urgent action is needed to ensure...

Piracy down in first quarter of 2019

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Incidents of piracy and armed robbery of ships in the first quarter of this year are down when compared to the same period last...

Pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea increase

Piracy on the world's seas increased last year with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa, the International Chamber...

Latest global piracy report shows danger in the Gulf of Guinea

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A total of 156 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the ICC International Maritime Bureau's (IMB) Piracy...

All crew kidnappings to date this year in the Gulf of...

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The second quarterly report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) shows all 2018 crew kidnappings have so far occurred in the...

Pirates still active off Nigeria

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One hundred and twenty-one incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of the year,...

Somali pirates still have skills to attack merchant ships – IMB

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The hijacking of an Indian dhow in early April was one of five incidents off Somalia reported in the second quarter of...

Piracy incidents down but vigilance must be maintained – IMB

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According to the International Maritime Bureau's (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre "only one incident of an actual attack" was reported from the Gulf...

Piracy report reveals continued SE Asian attacks against small tankers

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The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) highlights a continuing trend in South East Asia in the hijacking of small coastal tankers by maritime...

Piracy dropping but kidnapping increasing in Gulf of Guinea

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The number of piracy incidents in the Gulf of Guinea in 2014 dropped by 18% compared to the year before but 2014...

Asia maritime piracy attacks rise to 75 percent of global total

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Asia accounted for three-quarters of global maritime piracy last year after a surge in tanker hijackings helped to fuel a 22 percent...

ISS: Sharp drop in African piracy: are we missing something?

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‘Piracy falls to a six-year low' or ‘Dramatic drop in piracy rates'… These kinds of headlines looked great splashed across a web...

Tanker hijackings raise piracy concerns in seas around Singapore

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Two tanker hijackings in about a month in the South China Sea and Malacca Strait, a route for about a quarter of...

IMB urges vigilance off the Somalia coast

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As the monsoon season in the north-western Indian Ocean starts subsiding and the weather once again becomes conducive to the operation of...

Seven Somali pirates captured as piracy hits three-year low

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Seven suspected Somali pirates were captured by international naval forces and 20 Iranian sailors rescued over the weekend, at a time when...

South African pirate hostages return home

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Debbie Calitz and her partner Bruno Pelizzari have arrived home in South Africa after being held hostage by Somali pirates for 20...

Supply vessels attacked of Nigeria as piracy threat grows

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Two supply vessels have been attacked off the coast of Nigeria within 24 hours, with one vessel being briefly hijacked by pirates...

Pirates hijack oil tanker off Togo

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A Panama-flagged oil tanker, BW Rhine, has been hijacked off the coast of Togo, with 21 crewmembers taken hostage. According to its owners,...

Piracy attacks in East and West Africa dominate IMB’s world report

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Pirate attacks against vessels in East and West Africa accounted for the majority of world attacks in 2011, signalling a rising trend,...

Somali pirates attempting a hijacking a day; have hijacked 20 ships...

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There have been five attempted hijackings this last week in the Indian Ocean, according to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). In total,...

Navy success cuts Somali pirate attacks: watchdog

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Pirate attacks around the world fell by over a third in the first quarter versus the same period last year although Somali...