COLUMN | Staying mum on pirate problems [Grey Power]

I never sailed in the West African trades, but I know several people who looked back with the fondest memories of voyages to that part of the world, with ships being worked in roadsteads; cargo loaded and discharged using surfboats and the seamanship exhibited by the cheerful locals who handled these boats.

  • Published in Piracy

Gulf of Guinea piracy – regional navies step up to the plate

The International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Annual Report on Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships for 2018 showed an overall rise in worldwide piratical attacks upon shipping, with 201 recorded attacks, up from 180 in 2017. An area of particular concern is the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), which saw some 73 attacks, with Nigerian waters accounting for 48 of these.

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Piracy at lowest levels since 1995 - IMB

Cases of piracy and armed robbery against vessels reported to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) dropped to their lowest level in 22 years in 2017. However, incidents near the Philippines and Somalia bucked the trend by increasing in frequency.

  • Published in Piracy
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