OBP strives to produce objective, well-researched studies on a number of topics related to piracy and maritime security. Below you will find our body of work.
|8/10/15||FV Al Amal Incident
The FV Al Amal, with a Yemen registration, was wrecked on the coast of Somalia, south of the former pirate stronghold of Eyl on the night of August 5, 2015. All 34 crew (including 14 Kenyans, 12 Indonesians, 6 Vietnamese, and 2 Yemenis) were saved in a dramatic cliff...
|8/28/15||Iranian Hostages Escape from Pirate Gangs
On August 27, 2015, the Jaber, an Iranian fishing dhow, and its crew members, managed to slip its mooring and escape from the hands of Somali pirates. The Jaber was briefly pursued by the pirates before it was able to rendezvous with international naval forces operating...
|4/1/14||Secure Fisheries: About Us
<blockquote>The mission of Secure Fisheries is to ensure sustainable fisheries by providing science-based assessments of living marine resources, promoting best practices in fisheries management, and enhancing monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS)...
|Featured Story||Secure Fisheries|
|12/17/15||Joint War Risk Committee Revises Indian Ocean Listed Area
Following close on the heels of the BMP4 High Risk Area reduction, the Joint War Committee made the decision to reduce the size of the Hull War, Piracy, Terrorism...
|11/5/13||Oceans Beyond Piracy: An Overview
Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) is a project of the One Earth Future Foundation, a self-funded, non-profit organization based near Denver, Colorado, USA. OBP was launched in 2010 with the mission of assisting in the development of a sustainable, long-term solution to maritime...
|10/1/14||OBP notes a worrying spread of STS Oil Theft in SE Asia||Infographic||Matt Walje|
|1/1/12||Introduction to Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs)
In 2011, the number of vessels transiting the Indian Ocean employing onboard private armed security teams increased dramatically, motivating Flag State governments, the shipping industry and international naval forces to address their usage. In order to help to clarify...
|8/1/13||Community Mobilization and Criminal Organizations: Eyl, Somalia
Somali Pirates are organized criminal actors, who operate in a similar fashion to armed groups. In the town of Eyl, Somalia, a multi-stakeholder program - involving Clan elders, religious leaders, local businessmen, and the population, - used a strategy of community...
|12/11/14||Brochure on the CGPCS Technical Sub-Group on Maritime Situational Awareness in the Western Indian Ocean
Introdoctory brochure of the CGPCS Technical Subgroup on Maritime Situational Awareness in the Western Indian Ocean. Analysis of future information sharing requirements in the maritime domain of the Western Indian Ocean.
|Infographic||Jens Vestergaard Madsen|
|7/1/13||Evolution of Piracy: Historical Piracy
Piracy has plagued the seas for at least 40 centuries, and been a thorn in the side of nearly every sea going civilization. Pirates have plied their trade as common thieves, instruments of war, or as civilizations in their own right. Most states throughout history have...