Gulf of Guinea Records Highest Ever Number of Crew Kidnapped in 2020, According to IMB’s Annual Piracy Report

The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB)’s annual piracy report recorded an increase of piracy and armed robbery incidents in 2020. In 2020, IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) received 195 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships worldwide, in comparison to 162 in 2019. The incidents included three hijacked vessels, 11 vessels … More Gulf of Guinea Records Highest Ever Number of Crew Kidnapped in 2020, According to IMB’s Annual Piracy Report