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.
|4/6/15||OBP Issue Paper - Will Illegal Fishing Ignite a Preventable Resurgence of Somali Piracy?
OBP explores the the circumstances surrounding the seizure and detention of two Iranian-owned fishing vessels captured near Hobyo on 21 March 2015.
|2/27/15||OBP Welcomes the Release of Remaining FV Prantalay-12 Hostages
OBP welcomes the news of the release of the remaining four Thai crew members of the FV Prantalay 12 on 25 February 2015, 1,774 days after being taken hostage by pirates off the coast of Somalia.
Originally taken on 18 April 2010, the Taiwanese (Province...
|1/22/15||Information Sharing in East and West Africa
In response to the continued challenges of piracy and maritime crime occuring off both East and West Africa, a number of initiatives have been developed both regionally and internationally. Among the most prominent initiatives are the International Information Sharing...
|1/22/15||East Africa Information Sharing
In response to the continued challenges of piracy in East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean, a number of initiatives have been developed both regionally and internationally. Among the most prominent initiatives are the International Information Sharing Centers that are...
|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|
|11/21/14||Underreporting of Crimes at Sea: Reasons, Consequences, and Potential Solutions
The increase in global maritime piracy, particularly in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden and in the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa, has developed into a serious threat to maritime shipping, demanding the attention of international organizations and states around...
|Working Paper||Noah D. Lombardo|
|10/1/14||OBP notes a worrying spread of STS Oil Theft in SE Asia||Infographic||Matt Walje|
|9/30/14||Seafarers - forgotten victims of maritime piracy
Above, representatives from flag States and seafarer Nations of Panama, the Marshall Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis and the Philippines, demonstrate their support for increased reporting of incidents occurring off the coast of West Africa. (Not pictured, but also...
|9/22/14||Illegal, Unreported & Unregulated Fishing in Somalia
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a global problem that occurs both on the high seas and within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of coastal states. IUU fishing is an economic and environmental problem that costs the global economy...
|Featured Story||Secure Fisheries|
|9/11/14||Violence in Incidents of Maritime Crime
Though the overall number of incidents may be down in some regions, according to IMO data, the percentage of incidents involving violence against the crew appears to be increasing.