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IMB Piracy Reporting Centre


The Piracy Reporting Centre performs a number of essential services that help victims of piracy and contribute to making seafaring safer. These include:

  • Issuing daily status reports on piracy and armed robbery via broadcasts on the Inmarsat-C SafetyNET service
  • Reporting piracy and armed robbery at sea incidents to law enforcement
  • Helping local law enforcement catch pirates and assisting in bringing them to justice
  • Assisting shipowners whose vessels have been attacked or hijacked
  • Assisting crew members whose vessels have been attacked
  • Collating and disseminating information on piracy in all parts of the world
  • Providing weekly updates on pirate activity via the Internet
  • Publishing comprehensive quarterly and annual reports detailing piracy statistics

The above services of the Piracy Reporting Centre are provided free of charge to all ships irrespective of their ownership or flag.

The IMB also locates ships seized by pirates and recovers stolen cargos on a chargeable basis.