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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

IMB Report on Piracy: Attacks trending down

Reported at ICC Commercial Crime Services:
More reporting and greater awareness leading to increased government reaction is proving a successful strategy in the battle against piracy, says IMB.

Worldwide piracy attacks fell for the third year in a row according to the latest annual report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau.

In 2006, there were 239 attacks on ships, compared to 276 in 2005 and 329 in 2004 says the annual report, which is based on statistics compiled by the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) in Kuala Lumpur.
As I have previously noted, the PRC reports include any reported boarding of a ship including climbing up the anchor chain and grabbing small items.

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