The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is calling for efforts to be sustained worldwide as maritime piracy and armed robbery attacks reach their lowest in almost three decades. The ICC IMB’s annual report reported just 115 incidents of piracy compared to 132 in 2021.
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Almost six months after the UN Security Council adopted a text urging Gulf of Guinea countries to criminalise piracy and armed robbery Cameroon has adopted a law that allows its national maritime authorities to punish any illegal activities threatening safe navigation within its territorial waters.
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Two alerts have been issued by the Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade - Gulf of Guinea (MDAT-GoG) following an incident involving pirates firing at a laden oil tanker. Reports suggest that the crew on board are safe and following evasive action the vessel was able to continue on its way.
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