ISWAN welcomes the release of three Iranian hostages by Somali pirates after nearly five and half years in captivity.
The Gulf of Guinea remains the world’s piracy hotspot. Seventeen crew were kidnapped in three incidents in these waters, at distances of between 45 and 75 nautical miles from the coast.
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 IMB annual piracy report.
ICC IMB report for the third quarter of 2019 demonstrates fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships than the first nine months of 2018.
The latest reports of maritime crime to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) worldwide 24-hour PRC indicate a spike of incidents in Indonesian waters.
Following the most recent report from the IMB that the waters off West Africa remain the most dangerous hotspot for piracy and armed attacks on shipping, armed pirates kidnapped 10 Turkish seafarers from a Turkish-flagged ship,
Seafarers in many parts of the world continue to face the hazards of boardings by intruders and criminals, often carrying weapons. Recent incidents reported to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy
Recent incidents reported to the IMB PRC indicate that piracy and armed robbery continue to present threats to shipping and seafarers in many regions.
The International Chamber of Commerce IMB’s report for the first quarter of 2019 reveals fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships than the first three months of 2018.