Live Piracy Map
This map shows all the piracy and armed robbery incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre during 2012. If exact coordinates are not provided, estimated positions are shown based on information provided.
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 during 2012. 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 in 2012.
Worldwide Incidents: updated on 3 Dec 2012
Total Attacks Worldwide: 278
Total Hijackings Worldwide: 27
Incidents Reported for Somalia:
Total Incidents: 71
Total Hostages: 212
Current vessels held by Somali pirates:
Vessels: 9 Hostages: 147.
For more information please contact the IMB on +44 (0) 20 7423 6960