updated Sun. July 10, 2022
March 2, 2018
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 theirÃÂ ...
February 26, 2018
Pirate attack off Somalia repelled Suspected Somali pirates attacked a Singaporean-flagged chemical tanker but were repelled by guards on board, the European Union Naval force said, the first such incident in several months. EU Navfor said in a statement the 50,000 metric tonne MT Leopard Sun wasÃÂ ...
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
February 16, 2018
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.
February 5, 2018
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 robberyÃÂ ...
January 11, 2018
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.
Port Technology International
January 10, 2018
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. HoweverÃÂ ...
January 2, 2018
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 .... According to the International Maritime Bureau, the number of incidents of maritime piracy in the Gulf of Guinea fell slightly during the reporting period.
December 22, 2017
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.
New Telegraph Newspaper
December 9, 2017
Days after the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Live Reports center in Kuala Lumper, the capital of Malaysia, disclosed that out of nine ... NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside, his administration on assumption of office about two years ago, rather adopt the good aspects of the controversial Global West VesselÃÂ ...
August 8, 2017
According to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), up until July this year pirates have been responsible for the abduction of 31 crew members in five reported incidents in the Gulf of Guinea. The numbers include 14 crew members taken from two separate vessels in the second quarter of the year.
May 25, 2017
In 2010, Somali pirates hijacked 49 ships and took over 1,000 hostages, according to the International Maritime Bureau. ... attacks on vessels is now looking more like a concerted and organized effort to attack shipping," says Alan Cole, head of Global Maritime Crime at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.
The Nation Newspaper
December 31, 1999
Even when it is clear that neither the Honourable Minister, Rotimi Amaechi or Dr. Dakuku Peterside were occupying their present office in the years ... The International Maritime Bureau and the international shipping community have also raised similar concerns about maritime crime in Nigerian waters.
news and opinion