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ADECS 2018: Piracy report released

23rd January 2018 - 01:01 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei

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A new annual international piracy report issued by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and covering 2017, indicated that the total number of piracy and armed robbery attacks against 180 ships was the lowest annual number since 1995, when 188 incidents were reported.

The London-based IMB report, ‘Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships,’ was issued in January.

In 2017, according to the report, 136 ships were boarded, there were 22 attempted attacks, 16 ships fired upon and six ships hijacked. ‘Whilst the continued decline in overall numbers is welcome, the effects on crew and …

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