Southeast Asia Piracy A Clear Threat

Oceans Beyond Piracy releases its annual report.

Southeast Asia Piracy A Clear Threat

The maritime advocacy group Oceans Beyond Piracy has released its fifth annual State of Maritime Piracy Report, analyzing the human and economic impacts of piracy during 2014 in the Western Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Guinea and, for the first time, in Southeast Asia.

The study highlights a clear and reemerging threat to seafarers in Southeast Asian, where OBP found that more than 90% of the reported attacks resulted in pirates successfully boarding target vessels. A total of 800 seafarers were involved in incidents in South East Asia where violence or the threat of violence was specifically documented, according to the study.

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