Tag: IMB

  • Kidnapped crew not kidnapped…

    Investigation into cargo theft underway.  Kidnap of MV Equinox Crew a Hoax – Vessel Owners The actual owners of MV EQUINOX, a vessel whose Captain and Engineer were reportedly kidnapped […]

  • Navy arrests 6 Malacca strait pirates

    Gang of robbers apprehended.  Navy arrests six Malacca strait pirates The Indonesian Navy has apprehended six pirates involved in a sea piracy network operating in the straits of Malacca and […]

  • IMB concern over pirate payouts

    ECHR decision sparks comments. IMB concerned over decision to compensate pirates The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has joined other maritime organisations in expressing concern over the decision to compensate convicted […]

  • Troubled Asian waters

    Hijackings continue to cause concern. More hijackings in troubled Asian waters Pirates have so far this year hijacked 13 vessels in Asian waters. Compare this to last year, where there […]

  • Armed guard discusses dangers

    Risk and danger always present. Maritime marshal reveals dangers posed by heavily armed pirates Zaihan Mohamed Yusof He has been a maritime marshal, or what is also known as a […]

  • A strategy of sea state action

    Tackling maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea. A strategy of sea state action According to the latest report from the International Maritime Bureau (IBM), covering the first nine months […]

  • Crewman dies during attack

    Pirates board tanker, one crew killed. Tanker crewman shot dead off Malaysia George Joseph MALAYSIA: A tanker crewman has been shot dead off the coast of Malaysia, the IMB confirmed […]

  • PMSCs forced to adapt

    Falling demand sees a cut-throat market. Maritime guns for hire adapt to changes in sea piracy (Reuters) – Cash-strapped maritime security firms are being forced to use fewer costly elite […]

  • The ungoverned seas

    Fears many incidents off West Africa go unreported.  The ungoverned seas The waters around Somalia are calmer, but piracy in west Africa is rising STICK-SLIM and still, Captain Lube sits […]

  • Moving Targets

    The opportunist nature of maritime crime and piracy.  Moving Targets Fighting piracy these days is like playing Whack-a-Mole. When you contain it in one place it pops up in another. […]