LONDON, UK––The Gulf of Guinea has become extremely dangerous to seafarers, as pirates increasingly employ “kidnap-for-ransom” tactics. The shift towards kidnapping and away from the once prevalent oil theft seems to be in response to increased naval patrols coupled with lower oil prices. Read more.
Oceans Beyond Piracy News
This is the sixth year OEF's Oceans Beyond Piracy program has assessed the human and economic costs of maritime piracy. This year, analysis of piracy in the Western Indian Ocean, Gulf of Guinea, and Southeast Asia regions are available as interactive online reports.
OEF's program Oceans Beyond Piracy co-hosted an event with Chatham House in March on "Beyond Piracy: Somalia’s Maritime Security in 2016" to discuss international efforts to improve safety and security of Somali water
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LONDON, UK––Oceans Beyond Piracy's fifth State of Maritime Piracy Report analyzes piracy in the Western Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Guinea and, for the first time, in Southeast Asia. Read more.