UN Security Council Report – piracy off coast of Somalia

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The United Nations made available the Report of the Secretary-General on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia. It notes that pirate attacks increased after NATO terminated its counter-piracy operations. The recent attacks demonstrate that the underlying conditions fuelling piracy have not changed, and that piracy networks are…

ICC-IMB: World-Wide incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships from Jan to Sept 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of 2017, according to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest quarterly report on maritime piracy. The flagship global report notes that, while piracy rates were down compared to the same…

ReCAAP Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, Annual report 2016

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) is the first regional government-to-government agreement to promote and enhance cooperation against piracy and armed robbery in Asia. In its Annual Report for 2016, the following data regarding piracy and armed robbery against ships are discussed. Executive Summary: There has been…

Nigeria Navy beats off pirates

August 19 – Carisbrooke Shipping’s Vectis Osprey, which is under the commercial management of the Zeaborn Group, has been rescued by the Nigeria Navy from attempted piracy, having been offshore of Bonny Island, Nigeria. According to the Nigerian Navy, the rescue operation was successful due to the timely alert by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) to the Naval…

ReCAAP Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, Annual Report JAN – DEC 2015

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) is the first regional government-to-government agreement to promote and enhance cooperation against piracy and armed robbery in Asia. In its Annual Report for 2015, the following data regarding piracy and armed robbery against ships are discussed. Executive summary: A total of…