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Piracy off West Africa remains high

Piracy remains at elevated levels in West African waters, with 97 incidents recorded in 2017, including an increase in successful kidnappings compared...

Piracy grew off East Africa in 2017

Pirate activity off East Africa doubled in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to a new report, indicating that Somali criminal...

Armed attacks on ships in West African water rise – report

Armed attacks on ships in West African waters nearly doubled in 2016, with pirates increasingly focused on kidnapping crew for ransom off...

Piracy on the decrease but threat still there – report

Incidences of Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and Horn of Africa have been decreasing but waters off West Africa remain dangerous...

Maritime Operations Centre opens in Somalia

Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP), United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), EUCAP Nestor and the Somaliland Coast Guard have opened the...

Survey finds warships are a primary deterrent to pirates

The presence of warships has been cited by imprisoned Somali pirates as a deterrent during a survey conducted by the UN Office...