NEW IMB REPORT SHOWS PERSISTENT PIRACY RISK IN GULF OF GUINEA

The International Chamber of Commerce on 20th July reported that the second quarterly report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) shows that all 2018 crew kidnappings have so far occurred in the Gulf of Guinea in 6 separate incidents.  A total of 107 incidents were reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) in the first 6 months of 2018.  In total, 69 vessels were boarded, with 23 attempted attacks, 11 vessels fired upon and four vessels hijacked.  No vessels were reported as hijacked in the second quarter.  The number of crewmembers taken hostage increased from 63 to 102 compared to 2017.  All 25 crew kidnaped reported this year have occurred over 6 incidents in the Gulf of Guinea, highlighting the higher risks in this area.

https://icc-ccs.org/index.php/1249-new-imb-report-shows-persistent-piracy-risk-in-gulf-of-guinea

The report is available at –

https://icc-ccs.org/piracy-reporting-centre/request-piracy-report

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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