Third Quarter Piracy And Armed Robbery Reports
The latest report of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) for the third quarter of 2020 showed a total of 132 incidents of armed robbery and piracy. In comparison to Q3 2019, this represented an increase of 10% in the total number of incidents for the same period.
The report recorded that 110 ships were boarded, two ships were hijacked, 12 ships experienced attempted attacks and six ships were fired upon. There were 134 cases of assault, injury and threats reported, of which 85 seafarers were kidnapped and 31 were held hostage onboard their ships.
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MSR: Please note that the IMB only reports incidents logged with them by vessel masters and shipping company personnel. For a full picture of piracy, it is necessary to collate reports from all reporting bodies.