Modern day maritime piracy is a world-wide phenomenon that poses a serious threat to international shipping. An economic approach to the control of maritime piracy is based on the general economic theory of law enforcement that views offenders (pirates) as rational decision makers who would respond to threatened punishments.
Pirates at Sea
According to the reports, fifteen seafarers of the Turkish cargo ship have been kidnapped by pirates and one crew member has been killed.
Tanker vessel MT VEMAHOPE was attacked by a single speedboat with an unknown number of armed individuals at around 1930 UTC Apr 30 in Gulf of Guinea, some 175 nm south of Lagos.
Twenty Indian national seafarers have been kidnapped from a Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker vessel MT Duke off Lome, Togo.
As a maritime professionals working on ships, you are required to be well prepared before entering piracy prone area. Learn about 10 important points that should be considered before entering high risk zone.
While the security threats from sea pirates have considerably reduced off the Coast of Somalia, the growing numbers of maritime piracy incidents along the Western African coast undoubtedly reveal that anti-security measures in the region are extremely scarce.
Armed robbers continue to pose a threat to seafarers and shipping off West Africa, despite patrols by local navies.
An infographic which compares the major aspects of War to those of Piracy at Sea.
Two of ten Somali pirates- Hussein Carab M and Abdi Yussuf K- arrested by the Royal Dutch Navy special- forces were up on trial at a court in Hamburg.