The Piracy & Armed Robbery Map below follows the definition of Piracy as laid down in Article 101 of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and Armed Robbery as laid down in Resolution A.1025 (26) adopted on 2 December 2009 at the 26th Assembly Session of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). This maps shows all the piracy and armed robbery incidents reported to the IMB (International Maritime Bureau) Piracy Reporting Centre during 2019- 2022.
Is there still pirates in 2022?
Global piracy in 2022 is at its lowest level since 1994. Moreover, this level is achieved with the inclusion of many incidents that do not meet the UNCLOS definition of maritime piracy, especially when considering the location of events. For example, 90 incidents of piracy were reported in Asia.
Where is piracy most common?
Nowadays, most pirate attacks are committed in the Gulf of Guinea and the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. In the last five years, between 36 and 48 attacks were carried out annually against ships in the Nigerian waters, and between 26 and 49 piracy attacks were committed in the Indonesian waters in the same period.
What country has the most pirate attacks?
Moreover, nice such attacks took place in Philippines’s waters and nine in Indonesia’s waters that year, making Southeast Asiathe most targeted region by piracy.
Number of actual and attempted piracy attacks in selected territories worldwide in 2021, by country.
Who is the most famous pirate?
Blackbeard. Blackbeard is probably the best-known pirate in history, even though his life is shrouded in mystery. Much of what we know about him and other pirates of his time comes from a 1724 book, published under the name Capt. Charles Johnson, called “A General History of the Pyrates (opens in new tab)”.