BIMCO seeks standardised piracy reports

Hopes move will unify terms used in reports and improve statistics.

BIMCO seeks standardised piracy reports

by Philip Rood in London

Shipowners organisation the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) is set to unveil a new reporting code designed to eliminate inconsistencies that currently produce significant differences in global statistics for piracy and hijackings.

The criteria for recording incidents ranging from hijackings to attempted thefts currently varies for several of the organisations that report and collate statistics portraying the state of the problem worldwide.

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