NWI - Naval Warfare

Maritime crime drops but threat persists

11th January 2017 - 16:00 GMT | by Philip Rood in London


Maritime kidnappings now represent the biggest threat to seafarers after the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) reported that incidents of piracy dropped to their lowest rate for nearly 20 years in 2016.

While piracy and armed robbery is on the decline with 191 incidents reported, more crew were kidnapped at sea ...

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