IMB Reports Decline in Maritime Piracy for the Third Consecutive Year

Plachta, Michael
July 2014
International Enforcement Law Reporter;Jul2014, Vol. 30 Issue 7, p261
The article presents the annual report of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau's (IMB) on maritime piracy for 2013. The document details that there were 264 cases of armed robbery and piracy against ships worldwide in 2013, as compared to 297 in 2012. According to IMB Director Pottengal Mukundan, the decline of worldwide piracy is attributed to the decrease of Somali piracy off East African coast.


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