Dryad’s Special Advisory
Maritime crime has been a fact of life in waters of Southeast Asia for many years and currently accounts for some 44% of total reported global criminal activity at sea. Whilst the eyes of the world fall upon the actions of Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean and criminal groups in the Gulf of Guinea, maritime crime in Southeast Asia continues unabated; at sea, at anchor and within port confines.
From criminal groups who steal hulls and cargoes to order to opportunists who engage in petty crime for ships’ stores and valuables, the waters of Southeast Asia are populated by a range of criminals who engage in a wide range of nefarious activities, some of which feature the threat and use of violence.
Dryad’s Special Advisory on Southeast Asia shines a light on maritime crime in an area far beyond the waters contiguous to Africa, arming the reader with knowledge and demonstrating the need for proper planning, preparation and vigilance when operating in or transiting through these waters.
The advisory illustrates the long standing nature and variety of crime, highlighting areas of particular concern and detailing what has and has not been done to deal with the threat at multi-national and local levels. The report includes analysis of the overall problem and practical recommendations aimed at helping vessels and operators to reduce mitigate the risk of maritime crime across the vast and complex waters of Southeast Asia.
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Source: Dryad Maritime
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