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BIMCO seeks standardised piracy reports

5th November 2015 - 13:39 GMT | by Philip Rood in London


Shipowners organisation the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) is set to unveil a new reporting code designed to eliminate inconsistencies that currently produce significant differences in global statistics for piracy and hijackings.

The criteria for recording incidents ranging from hijackings to attempted thefts currently varies for several of the organisations that report and collate statistics portraying the state of the problem worldwide.

The variation is particularly acute in South East Asia where recent publication of maritime crime figures has led to organisations producing notably different views on how bad the problem is. 

BIMCO is working on a set of …

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