Maritime Piracy


Maritime transportation has steadily evolved in sophistication, with state-of-the-art equipment, global weather information gathering, GPS tracking and once-inconceivable capacity for container transp

News & Analysis

20 Jun 2014
European shipowners have asked the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers to endorse a maritime security plan aimed at safeguarding ships around the globe.
09 Jun 2014
Eleven sailors from the Malaysia-flag container ship Albedo held hostage for more than three years by Somali pirates have arrived safely in Kenya, according to mediators who helped secure their freedom, Al Jazeera reported.
02 May 2014
The International Maritime Bureau reported the lowest first-quarter level of global piracy attacks this year since 2007, although the agency warned that the threat of piracy is still present.
Supply-chain interference infographic thumbnail
02 May 2014
Threats to supply-chain security change constantly, but regular monitoring of disruptions can help build a complete picture of how to counteract them.
Piracy map
15 Jan 2014
Global piracy fell to a six-year low in 2013 as international navies and private security guards significantly reduced attacks by Somali pirates, the International Maritime Bureau reported.
27 Nov 2013
Japan’s new anti-piracy law will take effect on Saturday, 17 days after it was enacted by the Diet, the nati
21 Oct 2013
Ten crew members and 25 security guards aboard a ship engaged in anti-piracy services were arrested in Chennai Oct.
18 Oct 2013
Global piracy has fallen to a seven-year low, but attacks off the coast of Nigeria have surged by a third, the International Maritime Bureau said.
17 Oct 2013
The Japanese government adopted a new anti-piracy bill at a cabinet meeting this week that would allow private armed guards to board Japanese-registered oil tankers and other cargo ships in waters off Somalia and elsewhere.
15 Oct 2013
A suspected Somali pirate chief has been arrested in Belgium after he was lured to the country by police posing as filmma