Piracy Attacks On Oil Facilities And Vessels: An Issue The U.S. Could Soon Face

David Blackmon

It has not received a lot of attention from the media or U.S. policymakers to this point, but the oil and gas business has a growing global issue related to offshore and at-sea piracy. While such attacks have remained largely centered in a growing number of international hot spots, the matter seems destined to arrive in U.S. waters and shores in the not-too-distant future.

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“Piracy attacks against crude oil tankers have taken place in the Gulf of Guinea, Horn of Africa, and Malacca Strait over the last 20 years,” said Rockford Weitz, Director of Maritime Studies at Tufts University’s Fletcher School, when I spoke with him last week.

Source: forbes.com

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