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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11/22/13
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...

Featured Story
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
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...

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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...

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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.

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11/7/13
OBP Launches Redesigned Website

We are excited to announce that Oceans Beyond Piracy has launched a new website. We have revamped our site to better illustrate the progress being made against piracy and hope that it will continue to serve as a leading resource for the counter-piracy community as well...

Featured StoryLiza Kane-Hartnett
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 StorySecure Fisheries
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...

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