Home / Shipping News / Piracy and Security News

Piracy and Security News

UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 18 – 24 January 2023

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

Read More »

UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 12 – 17 January 2023

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

Read More »

Sustained efforts needed as global piracy incidents hit lowest levels in decades

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) calls for efforts to be sustained worldwide as maritime piracy and armed robbery attacks reached their lowest recorded level in almost three decades. The ICC IMB’s annual report recorded 115 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in 2022 – compared to 132 in 2021 – with half of them occurring in Southeast Asian waters, particularly in the Singapore Straits, where incidents continue to rise. Perpetrators were successful in gaining access to vessels in 95% of the reported incidents broken down as 107 ...

Read More »

Global piracy acts drop to 14-year low

Worldwide acts of piracy fell to their lowest level last year since statistics were first established in 2008, a maritime security body said this week. The Maritime Information Cooperation and Awareness Center (MICA), the France-based branch of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) which is headquartered in Malaysia, said there had been 300 reported acts of piracy and robbery last year. The IMB had already reported in its quarterly report in October that such acts were at their lowest level since 1992. In the Gulf of Guinea, off the west coast ...

Read More »

UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 4 – 11 January 2023

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

Read More »

UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 28 December 2022 to 03 January 2023

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

Read More »

UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 21 – 27 December 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

Read More »

UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 14 – 20 December 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

Read More »

Indian Ocean High Risk Area for piracy to be removed on 1 January

At 00:01 UTC on 1 January 2023, the Shipping Industry Indian Ocean High Risk Area (HRA) for piracy will be removed.  The removal of the HRA reflects a significantly improved piracy situation in the region  Voyage preparation, threat, and risk assessment as part of following Best Management Practice 5 (BMP5) remain essential.  BMP5 reporting processes and the presence of international naval forces remains in place until further notice. What will change  As announced on 22 August 2022 the Indian Ocean HRA for piracy will be removed ...

Read More »

UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 7 – 13 December 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

Read More »

UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 30 November – 6 December 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

Read More »

Combating illicit maritime activity – next steps for Jeddah Amendment

Signatory States to the revised Code of Conduct concerning the repression of piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime activity in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden Area, also known as the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCoC) 2017, have agreed the next steps to enhance implementation of the amended code. A high-level meeting, held in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (22-24 November), agreed practical measures for the implementation of an improved, region-led Information Sharing Network to meet the objectives of the Jeddah ...

Read More »

UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 23 – 29 November 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

Read More »

Denmark finds Nigerian guilty in pirate trial

A Danish court on Monday found a Nigerian man guilty of endangering the lives of military personnel during a gunfight last year with Danish troops on an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Guinea. However, the court declined to punish the man because of his health, and his suspected accomplices had been released. “The court emphasized that the man, together with the other perpetrators, fulfilled all the signs of piracy and had to be described as a pirate group,” Copenhagen city court said in a statement. He was, however, never ...

Read More »

Somali pirates have all but disappeared but other threats remain at sea

Cases of piracy in the Indian Ocean have fallen significantly but maritime security experts say other illicit activities remain a concern. “Piracy areas have been shrinking,” said Olli Pekka Suorsa, assistant professor in homeland security at the UAE’s Rabdan Academy. “The industry is planning to altogether remove the high-risk area in the Indian Ocean in January 2023.” This will come into effect after several reductions in the size of the high-risk areas in the region, which are currently around the Horn of Africa, he said at an event hosted by ...

Read More »

Recent Videos

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide Online Daily Newspaper on Hellenic and International Shipping