IMB reports global piracy decrease

The number of reported piracy attacks worldwide in the first 9 months of 2006, decreased to 174 compared to 205 during the corresponding period in 2005; according to the ICC International Maritime Bureau.

In its “Piracy and armed robbery against ships” report, the IMB lists a total of 174 attacks on ships. Ships were boarded in 113 incidents and 11 ships were hijacked. 163 crew members were taken hostage, 20 kidnapped and 6 killed.

Source: IMB

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