International Maritime Bureau

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Name: International Maritime Bureau
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 2 reports

IMB Warns of New Charter Party Fraud Tactics

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has warned of new charter party fraud incidents and is advising that all counter-parties be investigated before deals are carried out.The warning comes after a case where a voyage charterer received payment ... [Published Maritime Executive - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 4 reports

MSC simulates piracy attack

More than 2,500 crew members, passengers and onshore employees participated in a crisis management drill onboard MSC Cruises’ MSC Lirica as she sailed off the coast of Oman on 31 March.Designed to test threat assessments and the onshore and onboard emergency ... [Published Cruiseandferry.net - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Falling Customs Revenue Worries African Countries

YAOUNDE — Officials from Francophone Africa say plummeting customs revenue could lead to severe financial difficulties and slow development. Cross-border trade and the usual taxes it generates have taken a serious hit because of piracy in the Gulf of ... [Published VOA News - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Hostage taken in Nigeria shares story

While stashed away in a Nigerian swamp, the American hostage Capt. Wren Thomas III ate one pack of instant noodles every other day while his captors smoked crack and brandished loaded firearms. This went on for 18 days.Thomas, who was kidnapped in late ... [Published Tri-Parish Times - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 05 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 1 reports

Pirates attack tanker off Hormuz

According to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) six persons in a skiff armed with machine gun approached the tanker while she was underway and fired twice towards the accommodation.The Master raised the alarm and mustered all crew. The fire pump ... [Published Tanker Operator - Apr 05 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Oil shipment fraud off West Africa raises IMB fears it's spreading

THE International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has issued a warning to shipowners to be on the look out for criminal gangs who make spurious oil fraud claims.  Thursday, 03.Apr.2014, 05:27 (GMT+2) THE International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has issued a warning ... [Published SeaNews - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

West Africa: Shipping industry calls for joint action on piracy

- 5:00am | By (Photo: Dutch Defense Ministry)More about:West Africa's coastal states need to step up co-ordination to beat the growing incidence of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, says an international maritime organisation."Unlike Somalia, there is no ... [Published Radio Netherlands - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Oil tanker attacked in Hormuz strait

DUBAI: Assailants on a speedboat near Oman opened fire on an oil tanker in a rare attack in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a seafaring body said.In Sunday’s attack, “six persons in a skiff armed with a machine gun approached a tanker under way and fired ... [Published Qatar Peninsula - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 4 reports

AFP - Gulf-oil-attack-maritime-Hurmoz

Gulf-oil-attack-maritime-HurmozContributed by NAMPA / AFP.Oil tanker attacked in key Gulf waterwayDUBAI, March 31, 2014 (AFP) - Assailants on a speedboat near Oman opened fire on an oil tanker in a rare attack in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a seafaring ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

ICC Warns of False Oil Fraud Claims

The ICC says the case involved legitimate-appearing documentsScams involving false claims of oil fraud designed to extort money from owners may be on the rise, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) warns.These types of scams were previously practiced ... [Published Ship & Bunker - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Suspicious Approaches Put Red Sea on Hightened Piracy Alert

File photo courtesy U.S. NavyShips in the Red Sea and areas of the Gulf of Aden are on high alert for pirate activity following suspicious approaches this week on two tankers in three days.The first incident came on March 23 when an unnammed chemical ... [Published GCaptain - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 3 reports

Ships Urged to Watch for Signs of Missing Malaysian Airliner

Seafarers transiting the Indian Ocean and South China Sea have been urged by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) to listen out for maritime satellite safety messages as part of efforts to locate missing Malaysian airliner MH370. Noel Choong, head ... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 19 2014]

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"London 2012 was a turning point in the history of the Paralympics: The joy at all the athletes' successes took center stage for everyone. This spirit is what makes Paralympic sports truly unique and I hope that this sprit is carried on in Sochi. Allianz wishes all Paralympians lots of fun and success" says Joe Gross, head of market management for Allianz SE
"You will hear of threats coming from terrorists acts [groups] like Boko Haram. We know of the maritime pirates. We must make sure that we control our borders to make sure that all this illicit trade does not happen" said Nkongho
"It notes what stands out in this new variation to the West African fraud is the fact that documents produced in this case seem extremely credible, enough to convince courts of the claim" said the IMB
"Unlike Somalia, there is no failed state in the Gulf of Guinea," says the International Maritime Bureau IMB). "All the states are functioning entities. These states need to be determined and take action to wipe out piracy."

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Maritime Piracy: A Chronic but Manageable Threat [Published Shipping Tribune - 2 hours ago]
Is Piracy Eradicated? [Published Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide - 20 hours ago]
ALLIANZ SE : Why is a glove box called a glove ... [Published 4 Traders - 22 hours ago]
IMB Warns of New Charter Party Fraud Tactics [Published Maritime Executive - Apr 14 2014]
IMB warns of new charter party fraud tactics [Published ICC Commercial Crime Service - Apr 14 2014]
Piracy, smuggling continue unabated in Ctg port... [Published Dhaka Tribune - Apr 11 2014]
MSC simulates piracy attack [Published Cruiseandferry.net - Apr 10 2014]
Unannounced emergency drill [Published Turkish Maritime - Apr 10 2014]
Crisis Management Drill Held onboard MSC Lirica... [Published World Maritime News - Apr 10 2014]
MSC organises a crisis management drill onboard... [Published Seatrade Insider - Apr 10 2014]
MSC Cruises Organised A Crisis Managment Drill ... [Published Travel and Tour World - Apr 10 2014]
Hostage taken in Nigeria shares story [Published Tri-Parish Times - Apr 09 2014]
Falling Customs Revenue Worries African Countries [Published VOA News - Apr 08 2014]
ALLIANZ SE : Sustainability in a nutshell [Published 4 Traders - Apr 07 2014]
Pirates attack tanker off Hormuz [Published Tanker Operator - Apr 05 2014]
Oil shipment fraud off West Africa raises IMB f... [Published SeaNews - Apr 03 2014]
West Africa: Shipping industry calls for joint ... [Published Radio Netherlands - Apr 03 2014]
Oil tanker attacked in Hormuz strait [Published Qatar Peninsula - Apr 01 2014]
P is for Piracy Protection [Published Safety At Sea International - Apr 01 2014]
Oil tanker attacked in Strait of Hormuz – Gulf ... [Published Kuwait Times - Mar 31 2014]
AFP - Gulf-oil-attack-maritime-Hurmoz [Published Namibia Press Agency - Mar 31 2014]
Oil tanker attacked in key Gulf waterway [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Mar 31 2014]
UPDATE 1-Oil tanker shot at in Strait of Hormuz [Published Reuters - Mar 31 2014]
Oil tanker shot at in Strait of Hormuz [Published TrustMedia - Mar 31 2014]
Allianz SE : Sunshine guarantee [Published 4 Traders - Mar 31 2014]
ICC Warns of False Oil Fraud Claims [Published Ship & Bunker - Mar 31 2014]
Suspicious Approaches Put Red Sea on Hightened ... [Published GCaptain - Mar 28 2014]
FAO Puntland President launch Somali fishermen ... [Published Safety4sea - Mar 27 2014]
Somalia: Piracy: FAO, Puntland President launch... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Mar 27 2014]
ICC: Beware spurious oil fraud claims [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 27 2014]
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IMB warns of new charter party fraud tactics [Published ICC Commercial Crime Service - Apr 14 2014]
The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has warned of new charter party fraud incidents and is advising that all counterparties be investigated before deals are carried out. ...
Somalia: Piracy: FAO, Puntland President launch... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Mar 27 2014]
Source: Food and Agriculture OrganizationCountry: Somalia FAO and Puntland authorities have launched the first database for Somali fishermen in decades aimed at improving management of fisheries in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden. In the last 12 ...
ICC: Beware spurious oil fraud claims [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 27 2014]
DetailsWednesday, 26 March 2014 14:28 There are fears that shipowners are facing new dangers from criminal gangs making spurious oil fraud claims. The ‘victims’/fraudsters try to extort money from owners by bringing action against them for failing to ...
Ships Urged to Watch for Signs of Missing Malay... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 19 2014]
Seafarers transiting the Indian Ocean and South China Sea have been urged by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) to listen out for maritime satellite safety messages as part of efforts to locate missing Malaysian airliner MH370. Noel Choong, head ...
Ships Requested To Keep A Look Out For Signs Of... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 19 2014]
Seafarers transiting the Indian Ocean and South China Sea have been urged by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) to listen out for maritime satellite safety messages as part of efforts to locate missing Malaysian airliner MH370. Noel Choong, head ...
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