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Nigeria's territorial waters have over the years remained very porous. In fact, investigations have revealed that a lot of illegal activities- piracy, oil bunkering, smuggling, human trafficking and sundry transnational crimes take place in the Nigeria's territorial waters unhindered, posing major threats to national ...
In January, a report by the International Maritime Bureau noted that incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships had dropped to 180 worldwide, the lowest number since 1995. However, 22 incidents had been recorded in the Philippines, up from 10 in 2016. A spate of kidnappings by Abu Sayyaf, ...

"Sir, we're going to handcuff you," a coast guard from Sao Tome tells a man accused of fishing illegally in the archipelago's waters. But the "fisherman" is really a French navy seaman disguised in a T-shirt, cap and sunglasses -- a member of an unusual multinational training exercise to combat crime in the ...
Nine pirate attacks were reported off the coast of Somalia in 2017, an increase of two attacks since 2016, prompting International Maritime Bureau Director Pottengal Mukundan to warn that Somali pirates “retain the capability and intent to launch attacks against merchant vessels hundreds of miles from their ...
Pirate attacks off the Somali coast surged in that year following years of relative calm. The peak year was 2011 when pirates launched 237 attacks and held hundreds of hostages, data from the International Maritime Bureau shows. Several foreign navies, including from the European Union and China, ...
Bulk carriers were the most likely ship type to be attacked by pirates last year according to statistics published by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). Of the 137 reported attacks that took place in 2017, 38 (27%) were against bulk carriers, 23 (16.7%) on container ships and another 19 (13%) on crude ...

Figures from the International Maritime Bureau show the number of actual and attempted piracy attacks off the coast of Nigeria in 2016 and 2017 was more than double that of the previous two years. Last year, 65 of the 75 recorded piracy kidnappings worldwide were off the coast of Nigeria. Kidnappings ...
Two other attacks have been reported along the coast of South America, according to the ICC's International Maritime Bureau. The IMB said an officer on watch aboard a bulker carrier at Brazil's Macapa Anchorage at 04:25 UTC noticed an open forecastle door and unauthorised persons on the forward ...
While the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) reports a drop in global piracy in 2017, there is no time for complacency. Piracy in hot spots such as the Gulf of Guinea and South-East Asia persist and 2017 also saw some resurgence in attacks off Somalia.
While the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) reports a drop in global piracy in 2017, there is no time for complacency. Piracy in hot spots such as the Gulf of Guinea and South-East Asia persist and 2017 also saw some resurgence in attacks off Somalia.
The Club has subscribed to a Block Membership Agreement with the International Maritime Bureau (the “IMB”) in London which grants FD&D Members direct access to the IMB Chartering Experience Programme. Under the terms of the membership, FD&D Members wishing to check on the background of ...
The Club has subscribed to a Block Membership Agreement with the International Maritime Bureau (the “IMB”) in London which grants FD&D Members direct access to the IMB Chartering Experience Programme. Under the terms of the membership, FD&D Members wishing to check on the background of ...
The ICC's International Maritime Bureau director Pottengal Mukundan said “Although the number of attacks is down this year in comparison with last year, the Gulf of Guinea and the waters around Nigeria remain a threat to seafarers.” Over a period of a few weeks in late January and early February 2018, ...
In fact, according to the International Maritime Bureau, Southeast Asia had the world's highest rate of piracy last year. While piracy decreased substantially in the Malacca Straits and remained level in Indonesia, 22 incidents were reported in the Philippines, up from 10 the previous year. Pirates and militants ...
The International Maritime Bureau has issued a statement saying that the tanker and crew have been safely released and the vessel is sailing to a safe port. However, it is unclear if a ransom was paid to secure the release of the crew and the cargo. New Delhi (Sputnik) — A Panama flag merchant tanker ...
Ships in the area were the target of a series of piracy-related incidents last year, according to a January report by the International Maritime Bureau, which ... In spite of recent attacks, the International Maritime Bureau says that piracy has hit a 22-year low, with 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery ...
A total of 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in 2017, according to the latest IMB report. It is the lowest annual number of incidents since 1995, when 188 reports were received. In 2017 ...

Piracy is becoming a more significant problem for vessels operating in the Gulf of Guinea in spite of a worldwide drop in piracy during 2017. International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Assistant Director Cyrus Mody told Tanker Shipping and Trade that there have been 17 incidents reported in the region in the first ...
The Gulf of Guinea has become an increasing target for pirates stealing cargo and demanding ransom, even as piracy incidents fall worldwide, experts say. Ships in the area were the target of a series of piracy-related incidents last year, according to a January report by the International Maritime Bureau ...
In a recent report, the International Maritime Bureau, a nonprofit devoted to fighting crime at sea, said maritime piracy and armed robbery reached a 22-year-low last year, but danger persists in the Gulf of Guinea. "Although the number of attacks is down this year (2017) in comparison with last year, the Gulf ...
The incident occurred less than a month after another vessel was taken by pirates in the same area. The International Maritime Bureau said the Benin navy was searching for the Marine Express, which is carrying 13,500 tonnes of gasoline. In January, a ship was hijacked in the same area but was released ...
The International Maritime Bureau has issued a statement saying that the tanker and crew have been safely released and the vessel is sailing to a safe port. However, it is unclear if a ransom was paid to secure the release of the crew and the cargo. New Delhi (Sputnik) — A Panama flag merchant tanker ...
The ship is managed by Hong Kong-based Anglo-Eastern. "The Panama-registered vessel, Marine Express, was carrying 13,500t of gasoline when it lost contact with ground staff on 1 February 2018." According to the International Maritime Bureau, the Benin Navy has launched a search operation in order ...
The problem of maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea is real. These statistics will paint the picture better: In 2016, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) recorded 53 piracy attacks or attempted attacks in the Gulf of Guinea representing 28% of worldwide attacks– including 36 for Nigeria. The Gulf of ...
Last year witnessed the fewest incidents of piracy and armed robbery against vessels since 1995 according to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), a branch of the International Chamber of Commerce. A total of 180 incidents were reported to the IMB's Piracy Reporting Centre in 2017. These were: 136 ...
A new annual international piracy report issued by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and covering 2017, indicated that the total number of piracy and armed robbery attacks against 180 ships was the lowest annual number since 1995, when 188 ...
“The dramatic incident, alongside our 2017 figures, demonstrates that Somali pirates retain the capability and intent to launch attacks against merchant vessels hundreds of miles from their coastline,” Mr Pottengal Mukundan, International Maritime Bureau (IMB), director said in a statement. The increase in ...
The international Maritime Bureau (IMB) had in a recently released 2017 piracy report, described Nigerian waters as still unsafe for navigation. NIMASA and the Federal Ministry of Transportation are locked in a controversy with the Nigerian Navy over allegations of incompetence by the Navy to secure our ...
N igeria's waterways and waters around the Gulf of Guinea remained a threat to seafarers in 2017 according the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). ... incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships was reported to the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB).
An annual report by the International Maritime Bureau released recently showed that 22 incidents were recorded in the Philippines in 2017, a jump from 10 in 2016. These include kidnappings of crew in the southern Philippines, with militants targeting seafarers in the strife-torn region, abducting them and ...
Around 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) last year, according to its report. This is the lowest annual number of incidents since 1995, when 188 reports were received. In 2017, 136 ...
A new report from the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed that 2017 saw the lowest number of recorded maritime piracy and armed robbery incidents worldwide since 1995. A total of 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were ...
A total of 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in 2017, according to the latest IMB report. This is the lowest annual number of incidents since 1995, when 188 reports were received.
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Pirate attacks worldwide fell to their lowest level in over two decades last year, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said, but more than doubled in the Philippines while African trouble spots remained dangerous. A total of 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships ...
The latest report released in London by the International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB) reveals that pirates boarded 136 vessels in 2017, while there were 22 attempted attacks, 16 vessels fired upon and six vessels hijacked. Despite the fall, the global maritime body ...
Cases of piracy and armed robbery have hit a 22-year low, but great danger still faces many seafarers traveling near Somalia, according to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) received 180 incidents in 2017, the lowest figure since 188 in 1995. However ...
A total of 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the International Chamber of Commerce's (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in 2017, according to the latest IMB report. It is the lowest annual number of incidents since 1995, when 188 reports were received. In 2017 ...
Recently, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) released a report naming Nigeria as one of the hotspots for sea piracy. The IMB in the report said: “Of the 27 seafarers kidnapped worldwide for ransom between January and March 2017, 63 per cent were in the Gulf of Guinea. Nigeria is the main kidnap ...
In a letter dated 29 December 2016 (S/2016/1129), the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) until 31 December 2019 and requested me to submit a report every six months on the implementation of its mandate. The present report ...
The Federal Government has approved the acquisition of strategic maritime safety and security assets, following the endorsement by Federal Executive Council (FEC). Accordingly, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has commenced arrangements to ensure the intervention ...
Meanwhile, the NIMASA boss also frowned at the fact that the international community misrepresents kidnapping, theft, breaking of pipelines, as piracy, noting that efforts were being made to enlightening the International Maritime Bureau, IMB on these developments. He stated that the Federal Government ...
Days after the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), in its third quarter 2017 report, disclosed that though the world recorded a slight decline in pirate attacks and sea robberies, Nigeria remained the hot spot for attacks, representing about one sixth of the 121 attacks recorded in the review period, the country ...
Pirates have kidnapped 10 sailors from a merchant ship off the coast of southern Nigeria in the latest attack in the restive region, the International Maritime Bureau said. “A bulk carrier underway was attacked and boarded by six pirates from a small boat. Ten crew members were reported missing.
Pirates have kidnapped 10 sailors from a merchant ship off the coast of southern Nigeria in the latest attack in the restive region, the International Maritime Bureau said on Thursday. "A bulk carrier underway was attacked and boarded by six pirates from a small boat. Ten crew members were reported ...
The US Maritime Administration, who quoted the latest quarterly report from the International Maritime Bureau noted that a total of 20 reports of attacks against all vessel types were received from Nigeria while 39 of the 49 crew members' kidnappings globally occurred off Nigerian waters in seven separate ...
Peterside noted that another factor responsible for Nigeria's loss was the wrong impression that piracy was high in the Gulf of Guinea of which Nigeria was a member, adding that the wrong impression was always conveyed to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). He noted that due to this, most countries ...
Days after the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Live Reports center in Kuala Lumper, the capital of Malaysia, disclosed that out of nine unsuccessful pirate attacks on merchant vessels around the world from November 16 to 22, three of the incidents took place on Nigeria's territorial waters alone, the ...
According to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), which monitors crime at sea, global piracy and robbery at sea dipped to their lowest points in over two decades. So what is happening to Africa's pirates? The peak years of the Somali piracy crisis were 2007 to 2012. Attacks across the Gulf of Aden, the ...
Put into perspective with the nearly 150 attacks carried out and the hijacking of 34 ships this year, as reported by the International Maritime Bureau, the achievements do not really stand out. Another indication that the current military efforts are not sufficient is the use of former or even active military ...
Days after the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), in its third quarter 2017 report, disclosed that though the world recorded a slight decline in pirate attacks and sea robberies, Nigeria remained the hot spot for attacks, representing about one sixth of the 121 attacks recorded in the review period, the country ...


 

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