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Somalia’s forgotten hostages

Between 2000 and 2013, 2,919 seafarers were held hostage by Somali pirates in inhumane conditions, in some instances for years

History of Piracy in Asia

While the world’s attention is focused on piracy in Somalia, between 1995 and 2013, piracy in Asia occurred more frequently, and took more lives, than any other region of the world

Seafarer Voices on Piracy

“From one problem to even a bigger problem,” describes Festus Andang’o of the FV Golden Wave after his release from pirate captivity left him and his crewmates without any wages or support

Q&A on legislation re armed guards on board

In 2012, Denmark amended its Act on armed guards on board Danish ships. Until then, only the State could arrange for armed protection on ships but now, legislation opened up for private guards.