The risk of piracy has “not gone away” according to chairman of Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) Peter Swift, at a conference hosted by the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI).
The European Community of Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) has demanded “concrete EU action” against piracy in West Africa, as well as an extension of the EU NavFor Atlanta mandate.
Somali piracy fell to its lowest since 2006 in the first half of this year, but violent attacks off West Africa are on the rise, warns the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) its first half report.
Evergreen has launched a second West Africa service (WAF2) as part of a team-up with Hanjin Shipping and UASC.
A year on from the last successful Somali pirate hijacking, the waters off Somalia remain a high-risk area for shipping warns the piracy watchdog the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).