The ICC International Maritime Bureau’s latest piracy report recorded 37 incidents in the first three months of 2022, down from 38 in 2021. Nearly half of the incidents (41 per cent) occurred in Southeast Asian waters, particularly in the Singapore Straits. Yet, there...
With 132 incidents, maritime piracy and armed robbery over 2021 reached the lowest recorded level since 1994, the annual piracy report of the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) reveals. IMB attributes the drop in incidents to vigorous action taken by authorities,...
On 30 November, the Dutch Senate approved a repair bill for the Merchant Shipping Protection Act. This act allows, under certain conditions, private armed security on sea-going vessels under Dutch flag as of 1 January 2022. The Act specifically targets the Gulf of...
Not security on board ships, but international agreements should ensure that piracy in the Gulf of Guinea is stopped. Dutch Minister of Justice and Security Ferd Grapperhaus and Minister of Defence Ank Bijleveld said this in their response to parliamentary questions...
The Gulf of Guinea accounted for nearly half (43%) of all reported piracy incidents in the first three months of 2021, according to the latest figures from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB). In addition, the region accounted for all forty kidnapped crew...
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