Press Mentions


Somali Pirates Hijack Third Vessel in Less Than a Month

Addressing the situation after the second attack, Oceans Beyond Piracy warned: “This attack shows that Somali pirates still possess the capability and intent to capture vessels. Additionally tensions in coastal communities about illegal fishing in Somali waters continue to escalate. At the same time vessels are transiting closer to shore, with low freeboard and at slow speeds are granting pirates access to vulnerable vessels."

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Crew released without ransom after ship hijacked off Somalia

The Puntland Maritime Police Force, a locally recruited counter-piracy force, exchanged gunfire with the pirates while they were resupplying the Aris 13, according to a statement by non-profit organization Oceans Beyond Piracy.

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Somali Pirates Back on the Radar

The first successful attack by Somali pirates since 2012 came as little surprise to John Steed of Oceans Beyond Piracy.

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Somali pirates hijack first commercial ship in 5 years

"Concerns about a potential resurgence of piracy are exacerbated by the drop in international naval force levels, the shipping industry's desire to return historic shipping patterns, and the reduction in armed guards on vessels in the High Risk Area," Oceans Beyond Piracy said in a report published January.

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Longer Lifespans Tied to Notable Social Changes

A new study on life expectancy predicts that people will be living even longer in some countries. OEF Research's Fellow on Evolution and Governance weighed in on some implications of longer lifespans, based on his previous study.

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Mer et Marine

OBP's Associate Director Interviewed in Mer et Marine

The work of Oceans Beyond Piracy is profiled in this interview with Associate Director Jérôme Michelet, who talked about OBP's role in analyzing piracy, intensifying dialogue among stakeholders, and negotiating the release of hostages. Read more in the English version here

The article is also available in the original French.


OEF's President on Building Peace in Colombia

During a recent trip to Colombia, OEF President Larry Sampler responded to questions from El País, one of Colombia’s largest newspapers. The resulting Q & A provides Larry’s insights on attaining sustainable peace after prolonged conflict and on how OEF’s PASO Colombia program is working with communities to build peace at the territorial level. The article is in Spanish and available here.


One Earth Future Featured on Fox31 Denver

After 4 1/2 years of captivity, 26 hostages of Somali pirates were released in late October in large part thanks to a Broomfield nonprofit, Oceans Beyond Piracy.

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Colorado Group Has Hand in Freeing Hostages Held by Pirates

A group of hostages was released after 18 months of humanitarian work through several groups, including Broomfield's One Earth Future.

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Boulder Weekly article on Colombia peace process

Trading Bullets for Ballots

OEF and PASO Colombia's work to transform conflict in Colombia is featured in this story on the role that communities and negotiators are playing in the peace process.

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