IMB PIRACY REPORT 2018: PIRACY INCREASES AND ATTACKS MULTIPLY IN THE GULF OF GUINEA

On 14th January, the International Chamber of Commerce reported that the latest annual piracy report from the International Maritime Bureau says that piracy increased on the world’s seas in 2018, with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa.  The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) recorded 201 incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery in 2018, up from 180 in 2017.  The article concentrates on Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea, Somalia, Indonesia (where it says the position improved), Malaysia and the Philippines.

https://icc-ccs.org/index.php/1259-imb-piracy-report-2018-attacks-multiply-in-the-gulf-of-guinea

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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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