Official Navy Page via  - A Cameroonian Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) boat patrols the Cameroon coastal waters.
Maritime kidnappings surge in 2016

Maritime kidnappings have escalated to a 10-year high according to the International Chamber of Commerce International Maritime Bureau's (IMB) annual piracy report released on Tuesday. The report revealed that more crew members were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the preceding 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998. The IMB recorded 191 incidents of piracy and armed robbery on the world's seas.

11 Jan 2017