OBP Reports and Analysis

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.

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11/14/13
OBP Director, Jon Huggins, Discusses "Sustaining the Progress," at CGPCS Counter-Piracy Week Djibouti

Today marks the end of the CGPCS Counter-Piracy Week Djibouti.  The weeklong event, which commenced on 10 November included meetings of all five working groups, and concluded with a plenary session this afternoon. While the CGPCS had previously held smaller-scale...

Featured StoryLiza Kane-Hartnett
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...

Featured Story
12/12/13
Featured Story: Piracy in West Africa

This week OBP would like to shift your attention to the west coast of Africa and discuss piracy in the Gulf of Guinea region. Recently receiving more international attention due to the high level of attacks, the waters off the coast of West Africa are some of the most...

Featured StoryLiza Kane-Hartnett
1/21/14
Shipping Industry, Hit by Somali Pirates, Meets in London to Boost Jobs in Somalia

PRESS RELEASE

LONDON, UK: 21st January, 2014:  Per Gullestrup, whose Danish-operated ship was hijacked by Somali pirates for several weeks, is to be joined this Thursday 23rd January at a meeting in London, by other shippers and...

Featured StoryAnna Bowden
4/29/14
OBP West Africa: About Us

Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) launched its West African Piracy project in 2012 to help address the continuing piracy challenge centered on the Gulf of Guinea.  The OBP staff has utilized  lessons learned from OBP’s engagement on Somali piracy to better comprehend the unique...

Featured StoryGregory Clough and Timothy Schommer
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...

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11/22/13
Featured Story: United Nations Security Council Passes New Resolution on Somali Piracy

This Monday, the United Nations Security Council reiterated its position on Somali piracy and urged the international community not to abandon its counter-piracy efforts in the wake of a decrease in successful pirate attacks on vessels in the Indian Ocean....

Featured StoryMaisie Pigeon
12/5/13
Featured Story: Pirate Trails - A Report on Financial Flows from the World Bank, UNODC, and INTERPOL

This week OBP seeks to highlight “Pirate Trails: Tracking the Illicit Financial Flows from Pirate Activities off the Horn of...

Featured StoryLiza Kane-Hartnett
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...

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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 StorySecure Fisheries

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