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Armed robberies in Indonesia and elsewhere

2 August 2019

The latest reports of maritime crime to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) worldwide 24-hour Piracy Reporting centre (PRC) indicate a spike of incidents in Indonesian waters. Although there has been concerted action by marine police and maritime authorities in the South East Asian region to combat piracy and robbery, reports suggest a recent wave in attempted armed robbery and other attacks.

West Africa currently remains the most dangerous hotspot for pirate attacks, kidnapping and armed robbery. 

Recent incidents worldwide reported to the IMB PRC include the following.


All attacks and suspicious sightings should be reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre, tel: +603 2031 0014 (24 hours), email:




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