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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 ...


 

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