Recent Piracy Activity

Over fishing and Commonplace Violence in Thailand

Over fishing and Commonplace Violence in Thailand

"In all my experience, over two decades, I cannot think of situations that I’ve seen where extreme violence has been as commonplace as it is in Thailand,” says Steve Trent...Read More

- The Maritime Executive

Indonesian Forces Intercept Hijacked Ship

Indonesian Forces Intercept Hijacked Ship


AFP reports that on Monday, Indonesian forces rescued a Singapore-flagged vessel that had been hijacked off of Borneo. Nine suspected pirates... Read More

- The Maritime Executive

Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia Act Against Pirates

Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia Act Against Pirates

Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines agreed on Thursday to conduct coordinated maritime patrols after a spate of ship hijackings... Read More

- The Maritime Executive

Piracy in Figures

Attacks Reported (Jan - Jun 2015)

Indonesia: 54
Malaysia: 11
Nigeria: 11
Vietnam: 13
Bangladesh: 11

Although Piracy has been on the decline thanks to a number of efforts by governments and security forces around the world. It is still very large issue.

2014 Attacks Reported Per Location

Indonesia: 100
Malaysia: 24
Bangladesh: 21
Nigeria: 18
India: 13
Singapore Straits: 8


2013 Attacks Reported Per Location

Indonesia: 106
Nigeria: 31
India: 14
Bangladesh: 12
Malaysia: 9
Singapore Straits: 9
Vietnam: 9

2012 Attacks Reported Per Location

Indonesia: 81
Somalia: 49
Nigeria: 27
Togo: 15
Gulf of Aden: 13
Red Sea: 13
Malaysia: 12
Bangladesh: 11

Source: ICC International Maritime Bureau 'Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships', reports for periods covering 2012 - 2015.


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