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Seminar "Piracy and armed robbery against shipping: to prevent, deter, protect and fight against an actual threat"

Seminar "Piracy and armed robbery against shipping: to prevent, deter, protect and fight against an actual threat"

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21/01/2009

Seminar "Piracy and armed robbery against shipping: to prevent, deter, protect and fight against an actual threat"

21 January 2009

The seminar focussed on the growing number of acts of piracy and armed robbery and its consequences on the global economical and geopolitical situation, as well as on its impact on the Human Element.

The number of attacks by pirates and armed robbers against merchant vessels, in particular in the seas off Somalia and the Horn of Africa, has escalated in frequency and violence. An increase in attacks by pirates and armed robbers has also been reported from other parts of the world, such as the Mozambique Channel, some areas off the coast of India and the Caribbean, as well as in the Niger Delta and in the South China Sea. The situation in the Malacca and Singapore Straits is improving but this area remains problematic.

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