IMB Piracy Reporting Centre
A major part of the IMB’s work to make shipping safer involves assisting in the suppression of piracy and armed robbery against ships around the world.
In 1992, the escalating number of piracy incidents led to the establishment of a Piracy Reporting Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its job is to raise awareness of piracy hotspots, detail specific attacks and their consequences, and investigate incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea and in port. Another role entails working with national governments on a range of initiatives to reduce and ultimately eradicate attacks against ships.
The Centre, managed by the IMB, has enjoyed considerable
success over the years and has made huge strides towards meeting
its objectives to reduce piracy and in increasing general
awareness of the problem.