Press Mentions

03/17/2017

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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03/14/2017

Somali Pirates Hijack Merchant Ship For First Time in Five Years

Somali piracy was once a major thorn in the side of the global maritime trade industry, at its height from around 2009 to 2011. OEF's Oceans Beyond Piracy group found that by the end of 2010, pirates around the world held some 600 seafarers from 18 countries.

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03/14/2017

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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02/27/2017

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
01/24/2017

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.

12/05/2016

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.

11/28/2016

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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11/11/2016

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
11/04/2016

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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10/26/2016

US Group Worked To Free Hostages

John Steed, the Horn of Africa director for OEF's program Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP), worked for nearly two years to gain the release of 26 hostages freed by Somali pirates.

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