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The maritime security alliance offers the service of one contact for an integrated solution to prevent ships against piracy and armed robbery. Several companies have bundled their expertise to build the best accumulated defense in the layered-defense system.


Piracy on the Rise

Piracy may have played second fiddle to maritime terrorist attacks and threats in recent weeks, but there is a worrying rise in attacks off SE Asia, concerns that the tinder of piracy may reignite in Somalia, and the fear that reports are being suppressed in West Africa.

ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC) recorded 106 piracy incidents in Southeast Asia in the first half of 2015 (1H15), an increase of 18% year on year. Out of the 106 incidents, six cases were classified as attempted incidents, while the remaining 100 cases were actual incidents. The bulk in this period was petty thefts, although there were 10 severe, or Category 1 incidents, involving fuel/oil siphoning and hijacking.

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The Decision to Stop Using Security Guards

The Decision to Stop Using Security Guards

It’s a subject that ship managers are reticent to talk about, but many are now thinking about when they will stop using security guards on their ships travelling high risk Somali waters.

“Shipping companies are paying a lot of money to have armed guards on board their ships when there hasn’t been any successful attacks for a couple of years now,” says Daren Knight, managing director of specialist security company Knight Associates Ltd.

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Piracy fears trigger illness and hurt recruitment

Armed seafarers security guards
Armed seafarers security guards
Seafarers are suffering health problems and turning down work because of fears of piracy and armed robbery, even if they have not experienced violence first-hand, a study has found. Further, they are likely to have more worries than those who have actually been attacked.


Sharing our expertise on sustainable security systems

The Maritime Security Alliance is a platform of maritime stakeholders aimed to provide ships with non-lethal, non-violent protection against maritime crime. Continuous innovation and creative thinking of its expert team will improve security conditions for seafarers by ensuring effective, legitimate and affordable self-protection measures.

The Maritime Security Alliance offers the service of one single contact for integrated solutions against piracy.

 

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The Maritime Security Alliance is a platform of maritime stakeholders aimed to provide ships with non-lethal, non-violent protection against maritime crime. Continuous innovation and creative thinking of its expert team will improve security conditions for seafarers by ensuring effective, legitimate and affordable self-protection measures.

The Maritime Security Alliance offers the service of one single contact for integrated solutions against piracy.

 

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