While speaking at the last SAFETY4SEA Conference in Cyprus, Mr. Dimitris Maniatis, Chief Commercial Officer, Diaplous Maritime Services, provided a recap of the current maritime security status, focusing on key high risk areas, such as the Indian Ocean region and West African waters. For the Gulf of Guinea, he stressed, Piracy and Maritime Aggression is never ending.
In this article, ARX Maritime COO, Steve Regis, talks about mental health in the maritime industry. Mr. Regis touches upon sensitive issues that can be difficult for seafarers, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and shares his views on how to deal with the reality after a traumatic situation.
Mr. Jakob P. Larsen, Head of Maritime Security at BIMCO, provides an overview of the status of maritime security in the piracy affected areas around the world, citing possible reasons for the escalation of piracy in the GoG. In addition, Mr. Larsen highlights that industry should not be complacent with the lower activity reported in Somalia.
Rod Lingard, Thomas Miller, explains why kidnapping for ransom has increased recently in the Gulf of Guinea and assesses whether this increase will continue. In this article, he further describes what happens during a kidnapping and provides some insight into available training for companies and crews.
Dimitrios Maniatis, Diaplous Maritime focuses on the piracy in Nigeria and on some misconceptions that exist for their activity and gives his advice on what maritime security measures can be implemented.
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