IMO supports maritime security in west and central Africa

IMO supports maritime security in west and central Africa

Efforts to prevent piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime activity in west and central Africa are being boosted by an extended IMO mission to Yaoundé, Cameroon (18 January – 2 February). An …
Jan 31, 2018 /  Piracy
Fincantieri delivers the upgraded offshore patrol vessel P61 to the Armed Forces of Malta

Fincantieri delivers the upgraded offshore patrol vessel P61 to the Armed Forces of Malta

Fincantieri delivered Offshore Patrol Vessel P61 to the Armed Forces of Malta, following upgrading activities carried out at the Group’s drydocking facility within the Port of Genoa. Caption: OPV P61 was …
Nov 28, 2017 /  Naval
Armed robbers threat to seafarers

Armed robbers threat to seafarers

Armed robbers continue to pose a threat to seafarers in many parts of the world. Recent incidents reported to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) worldwide Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) include the …
Sep 13, 2017 /  Piracy
IMB Reports 87 Piracy Incidents in H1 2017

IMB Reports 87 Piracy Incidents in H1 2017

The IMB has published its report on piracy and armed robbery for the second quarter of 2017, covering the period from 1 January to 30 June 2017. The report highlights continuing decline in the number of incidents of …
Jul 14, 2017 /  Piracy
Key anti-piracy personnel in Asia and Africa attend inaugural meeting and workshop to foster closer ties and information sharing

Key anti-piracy personnel in Asia and Africa attend inaugural meeting and workshop to foster closer ties and information sharing

The inaugural Meeting of Anti-Piracy Contact Points and Workshop on Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships involving participants from Africa, Asia and Europe was held in Singapore Wednesday (Jan 11). Organised by …
Jan 11, 2017 /  Piracy
IMB report: Sea kidnappings rise in 2016 despite plummeting global piracy

IMB report: Sea kidnappings rise in 2016 despite plummeting global piracy

More crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998, the ICC International Maritime Bureau's (IMB) annual piracy report revealed …
Jan 11, 2017 /  Piracy
Protection Vessels International: Weekly Maritime Security Report 14 Sep 2016

Protection Vessels International: Weekly Maritime Security Report 14 Sep 2016

Protection Vessels International (PVI) is a global leader in armed maritime security, protecting and defending large shipping vessels in areas such as the Gulf of Aden, the East Coast of Africa and the Indian Ocean. It …
Sep 17, 2016 /  Piracy
US Navy and Singapore armed forces conclude CARAT 2016 exercise

US Navy and Singapore armed forces conclude CARAT 2016 exercise

The US Navy, Marine Corps (USMC) and the Republic of Singapore Armed Forces have concluded the 22nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT 2016) exercise at the Changi Naval Base. The exercise aimed to …
Aug 1, 2016 /  Naval
Sea piracy drops to 21-year low, IMB reports

Sea piracy drops to 21-year low, IMB reports

Piracy and armed robbery at sea has fallen to its lowest levels since 1995, despite a surge in kidnappings off West Africa, according to a new report from the International Chamber of Commerce’s International …
Jul 27, 2016 /  Piracy
Armed Pirates Boarded Heavy Lift Vessel Teal at Conakry Anchorage

Armed Pirates Boarded Heavy Lift Vessel Teal at Conakry Anchorage

A group of armed pirates in fast boat succeeded to board heavy lift vessel Teal at Conakry Anchorage in Gulf of Guinea. The pirates, who were armed with machine guns and knives, boarded the ship during the …
Jul 11, 2016 /  Accidents