Piracy events off the Horn of Africa doubled last year. Incidents in the Latin America and Caribbean region increased by 160%. Piracy continues to pose a threat in the Gulf of Guinea. Kidnap-for-ransom incidents in Asia decreased by 80%.
Oceans Beyond Piracy News
One Earth Future (OEF) and the International Peace Institute (IPI) will sponsor the event INNOVATION in PARTNERSHIPS, SDG16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
One Earth Future is proud to participate in Our Ocean 2017, and to pledge a voluntary commitment.
This marks the first time maritime security will be included as one of the Our Ocean conference’s main themes.
The Stable Seas Maritime Security Index is a first-of-its-kind effort to measure and map interconnected challenges to maritime security, such as illegal fishing, human trafficking, and illicit trade.
BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Gregory Clough, West Africa project manager for Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP), a program of One Earth Future (OEF), will participate in a panel discussion on trends in piracy and armed robbery at the G7++ Friends of the Gulf of Guinea Group in Rome on Monday, June 26. Read more.
"One of the reasons we are observing increased incidents of kidnap for ransom is that the model offers financial gain with less risk to the perpetrators than hijacking for cargo theft," said Maisie Pigeon, one of the authors of Oceans Beyond Piracy's State of Maritime Piracy report.
The report by OEF's Oceans Beyond Piracy program says that after several years of decreased pirate activity, ships are sailing closer to shore and the number of naval vessels patrolling the waters near Somalia has dropped.
In a new report, our programs OEF Research, Oceans Beyond Piracy, and Secure Fisheries show how illicit activies in the Somali region reinforce each other and add to instability at sea and on shore.