Tag: International Maritime Bureau

  • IMB sees piracy fall

    IMB announces drop in reports. World piracy plummets to 20-year low: Maritime watchdog KUALA LUMPUR: Pirate attacks worldwide fell to a 20-year low in the third quarter, the International Maritime […]

  • Tanker Hijackings Add to Tensions

    Recent spate of hijackings is creating further tensions in region. Tanker Hijackings Add to Tensions in South China Sea By KEITH BRADSHER KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Add another problem to the […]

  • Oman’s key role in piracy fight

    Oman in May advanced its counter-piracy efforts Oman plays key role in fight against maritime piracy By Khalid al-Buhairi in Muscat and Faisal Darem in Sanaa Oman in May advanced […]

  • Surviving the Pirates

    The Abu Dhabi Star is the latest ship to have been attacked in the Gulf of Guinea in recent weeks, highlighting a growing threat in the region. Surviving the pirates […]

  • Troubled Waters

    Pirate attacks worldwide has witnessed a sharp decline in the first half of 2012 as international naval efforts played a key role in “frustrating” the menace posed by Somali pirates, […]

  • Container Theft

    Recycling association works with the International Maritime Bureau in an effort to prevent criminal activity. BIR to Address Fraud, Theft from Export Containers The Bureau of International Recycling, (BIR) Brussels, […]

  • Kidnapped by Pirates

    7 Indians missing off Oman coast, may have been kidnapped by pirates Seven Indians on board a fishing boat have gone missing from Masirah waters in Oman and may have […]

  • Worsening Violence

    According to a report by the US-based One Earth Future foundation and International Maritime Bureau, Somali pirates were responsible for at least 35 hostage deaths in 2011. While solid data on previous years […]

  • Container Security Challenges

    The results of a recent survey conducted by the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in conjunction with an international trade association have served to underline the challenges associated with container […]

  • Shippers Arm Themselves

    From the perspective of private industry, hiring armed guards has traditionally been viewed as a costly and risky move that creates more liabilities than it resolves. Furthermore the shipping industry […]