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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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...

Featured Story
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...

Featured Story
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.

Featured Story
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...

Featured Story
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
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

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