Eyes of the Fleet

Eyes of the Fleet

Monday, January 24, 2022

Piracy, Sea Robbery, and Threats to Shipping in 2021

As always, the International Chamber of Commerce's Commercial Crime Service International Maritime Bureau Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) does a great job of carrying out its mission:

PRC acts as a single point of contact for shipmasters anywhere in the world whose vessels have been attacked or robbed by pirates. All information received is immediately relayed to the local law enforcement agencies requesting assistance. Information is also immediately broadcast to all vessels in the Ocean region, providing vital intelligence and increasing awareness.

We share information with the IMO, governmental, inter-governmental and law enforcement agencies including industry bodies to understand the nature of piracy and reduce its effects on crew, vessel and cargo.

Not the least of these functions is its Live Piracy Map service including an annual look at where such event took place, the images that follow are screen captures of the 2021 map:

All oceans:

Africa and Gulf of Guinea

North Arabian Sea/Indian Ocean

Southeast Asia/Singapore Strait


2020 World

Not like the heyday of the piracy off Somalia, but it's a steady problem for shipping.

From 2011 - off Somalia

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