MAST warns that ships are still at risk in Indian Ocean

Despite focus on SE Asia, concerns over IOR remain.

MAST warns that ships are still at risk in Indian Ocean

Maritime Asset Security & Training (MAST) has warned that ships in the Indian Ocean are still at risk.

The Indian Ocean still faces challenges such as a lack of intelligence information sharing between countries involved in counter-piracy operations in the region, the security company said.

MAST COO Gerry Northwood OBE said: “Whilst recent reports and incidents seem to be pointing to the Far East as the next piracy hotspot, the real security risk to shipping remains within the Indian Ocean, which is being ‘under-hyped’ by some commentators.

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Source: ship-technology.com

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