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London and Kuala Lumpur, 14 January 2015 – Attacks against small tankers off South East Asia’s coasts caused a rise in global ship hijackings, up to 21 in 2014 from 12 in 2013, despite piracy at sea falling to its lowest level in eight years, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed. Pirates took 442 crewmembers hostage, compared with 304 in 2013.
Fresh reviews by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have found that many small banks and insurance agents based in the UK failed to effectively manage financial risk.
The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has flagged-up an unusual attempted fraud involving a container’s weight and size.
The incident concerned a container of aluminium scrap in which the information outside the box was tampered with to show false weight and size.
London, 29 October 2014 – While pirate attacks on the world’s seas have fallen for the third consecutive year, small tanker hijacks by armed gangs are escalating in Southeast Asia, reveals the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in its latest piracy report.