"The rumors concerning the demise of maritime piracy back in the 19th century were a tad premature," wrote Dr. Sam Vaknin. "The scourge has so resurged that the International Maritime Board (IMB), founded by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in 1981, is forced to broadcast daily piracy reports to all shipping companies by satellite from its Kuala Lumpur Piracy Reporting Center, established in 1992 and partly funded by maritime insurers." 
Related SourceWatch Resources
- Maritime Security.com website, the "first web based maritime security, piracy, anti-terrorism information site." It is sponsored by the maritime security agency Special Ops Associates, Inc..
- Weekly Piracy Report, ICC Commercial Crime Services (a division of the International Chamber of Commerce) website, which provides "a summary of the daily reports broadcast by the IMB's Piracy Reporting Centre to ships in Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean Regions on the SafetyNET service of Inmarsat-C."
Articles & Commentary
- Sam Vaknin, "Maritime Piracy," Global Politician, undated (circa 2002).