Prelims level : International Organisation, Reports and Indices Mains level : Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
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Context– According to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea became the world’s most pirate-infested sea in 2018.

  • Published by ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB)
  • The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is a specialised division of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
  • The IMB is a non-profit making organisation, established in 1981 to act as a focal point in the Fight against all types of maritime crime and malpractice.

Community of Reporting:

  • To address this the IMB, along with Oceans Beyond Piracy, have conceptualized ‘Community of Reporting’.
  • This endeavour encourages all agencies, governmental and non-governmental, response agencies, commercial operators, etc. to share reports available to them with the IMB – in confidence.
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