Piracy off the Somali coast has threatened international shipping since the beginning of Somalia's civil war in the early 1990s. Since 2005, though, pirates have threatened and seized many ships, and piracy has contributed to a rise in shipping costs and shipping insurance premiums, and impeded the delivery of food aid shipments.
The International Maritime Bureau’s Live Piracy Map shows all the piracy and armed robbery incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre. For more information visit the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre.
Please see below figures for piracy and armed robberyincidents as reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre.
Updated on 25 November 2013:
Worldwide Incidents 2013: 234 reported incidents including 12 hijackings.
Somali related incidents 2013: Thirteen reported incidents including two hijacking.
Nigeria related incidents 2013: 30 reported incidents including two hijacking.
For more information please contact the IMB on +44 (0) 20 7423 6960