MARITIME PIRACY INCIDENTS DOWN IN Q1 2019 BUT KIDNAPPING RISK IN GULF OF GUINEA PERSISTS

On 5th April, the International Chamber of Commerce carried an article about the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) report for the first quarter of 2019 reveals fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships than the same period of 2018.   Since 1991, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre has provided the industry, government bodies and response agencies with timely data on the location of piracy and armed robbery incidents at sea.  It says that the Gulf of Guinea represented a high number of piracy and armed robbery attacks at sea, with 22 incidents; in the first quarter of 2019 Nigeria experienced a decrease in reported piracy incidents; Indonesia witnessed a decrease in piracy activities for the first quarter of 2019.

The report is at –

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

https://icc-ccs.org/index.php/1268-maritime-piracy-incidents-down-in-q1-2019-but-kidnapping-risk-in-gulf-of-guinea-persists

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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