Piracy and Armed Robbery a Threat to Ships’ Crews, Warns IMB

Seafarers face continuing threats from pirates and armed robbers on the world’s seas say the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB), reporting 47 attacks in the first three months of 2020, up from 38 in the same period last year. Pirates boarded 37 ships in the first quarter of 2020. The Gulf of Guinea remains the … More Piracy and Armed Robbery a Threat to Ships’ Crews, Warns IMB

Unprecedented Number of Crew Kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea Despite a Drop in Overall Global Numbers

Despite overall piracy incidents declining in 2019, there was an alarming increase in crew kidnappings across the Gulf of Guinea, according to the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) annual piracy report. In 2019, IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre received 162 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships worldwide, in comparison to 201 … More Unprecedented Number of Crew Kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea Despite a Drop in Overall Global Numbers

Armed Criminals Board Anchored Carriers

Armed Persons Boarded An Anchored Bulk Carrier In Brazil 31.05.2019 Six persons armed with knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier via the anchor chain in Macapa Anchorage, Brazil. Duty AB seaman on routine rounds spotted the persons and immediately informed the Master, who raised the alarm. PA announcement made, whistle blown, and all crew mustered. … More Armed Criminals Board Anchored Carriers