Save Our Seafarers

Naval Response

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.

Industry Response

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.

Plight of Seafarers

Activity implemented

The SaveOurSeafarers counter-piracy messaging campaign highlights the human cost of piracy by sharing videos of individual hostage stories, in which former hostages describe extreme abuse inflicted on seafarers by the pirates. The SOS website also offers access to information on the cost of piracy and the location of pirate attacks.  

Messaging and Advocacy

Activity implemented

SaveOurSeafarers is a counter-piracy messaging campaign supported by 33 maritime associations, trade unions and P&I insurers with the missions of bringing an end to maritime piracy. The campaign serves to bring public awareness of the economic and human costs of piracy and to influence policy makers to take action to supress piracy through naval engagement, arrest and prosecution of pirates, capacity building in the Indian Ocean region, addressing the problems in Somalia, and developing criminal information systems. The messaging campaign includes key phrases like: “3,500 Somali Pirates are hijacking the world’s economy”, “Stop Piracy Act Now”, and “Oppose kidnap and torture of innocent seafarers”. 

Regional Capacity

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.

Somali Capacity

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.

Rule of Law

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.

Coordination

No activity implemented or planned

No activity planned or implemented.