The world’s oceans continue to get more secure for seafarers, brand-new information revealed on Monday, with the variety of maritime pirate attacks falling considerably in the very first half of 2021.
There were 68 pirate attacks and heist of ships at sea, compared to 98 occurrences in the very same duration in 2015, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB stated on Monday.
This year’s figure is the most affordable considering that 1994, stated the IMB, which is a company of the International Chamber of Commerce.
Accordingly, 61 ships were boarded, 4 ships were assaulted, 2 ships were contended and one ship was pirated.
Despite the total enhancement, locations for criminal activity stay.
The Gulf of Guinea in West Africa stays the most harmful location and represent 32 percent of all reported piracy cases. The area signed up all 50 abducted team and the single team casualty taped by IMB throughout the very first half of 2021.
“IMB warns that fishing vessels have been hijacked in the Gulf of Guinea and later used as mother ships to target other merchant vessels,” a company report stated.
Sixteen pirate attacks were counted in the Strait of Singapore in the very first 6 months of the year, 5 more than a year previously.
Incidents off the coast of Peru have actually likewise increased two-fold over the very same duration, with 9 occurrences reported this year.
The IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre is a main point of contact for reporting criminal offenses of sea piracy and heist.