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IMB says vigilance still needed as Indian Ocean piracy High Risk Area reduced
Shipping organisations have agreed to reduce the boundaries of the piracy High Risk Area (HRA) in the Indian Ocean, as incidents in the region, particularly in Somalia, continue to decrease.
Piracy and armed robbery incidents at lowest level in 27 years, but risks remain to seafarers, IMB cautions
12/07/2021 London and Kuala Lumpur
London and Kuala Lumpur, 14 April 2021 – The Gulf of Guinea accounted for nearly half (43%) of all reported piracy incidents in the first three months of 2021, according to the latest figures from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB).
The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is urging ships and crew transiting the Gulf of Guinea to remain alert and not let their guard down following fresh reports that seafarers have been kidnapped from a tanker off Benin.