8 Reported Piracy & Robbery Attacks Over 6 Days

The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre has received 8 separate reports of piracy and robbery attacks on shipping in just 6 days, bringing the total number of reported attacks, in 2019 to 92. Seven of the attacks happened whilst the vessels were either berthed or at anchor. On 25th July, a bulk carrier berthed in Lagos, … More 8 Reported Piracy & Robbery Attacks Over 6 Days

Togo – 8 Pirates Arrested After Tanker Hijacked

ICC Commercial Crime Services, IMB Piracy reporting Centre, and the Togolese government reported that armed persons boarded and hijacked an anchored chemical tanker and took its crew hostage. The Togo Navy received a call from the Owners that their tanker has been attacked and immediately responded by dispatching patrol boats to investigate. The tanker was … More Togo – 8 Pirates Arrested After Tanker Hijacked

IMB – Maritime Piracy Incidents Down in Q1, 2019 But Kidnapping Risks In Gulf of Guinea Persists

The International Chamber of Commerce International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) report for the first quarter of 2019 reveals fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships than the first three months of 2018. The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre, a 24-hour, free service offered by the IMB, enables shipmasters to report any incidents of piracy and … More IMB – Maritime Piracy Incidents Down in Q1, 2019 But Kidnapping Risks In Gulf of Guinea Persists