Maritime Piracy 2014
Political Conflict

The State of Maritime Piracy 2014

Author(s): Conor Seyle, Matthew R. Walje, Kellie Brandt, Peter Kerins, Megan Matthews, Tyler Maybee
Date: June 10, 2015
Publication Type: Research Report
Research Topics: Political Conflict

Overview:

This report is the fifth in a series by Oceans Beyond Piracy with support from OEF Research.These reports annually seek to assess the cost of maritime piracy - both economic and human - to the international community. Somali piracy off the Horn of Africa is one area of focus; following is piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. New this year is an analysis of the human cost of piracy in Southeast Asia.

Key Findings:

Oceans Beyond Piracy, a program of the One Earth Future Foundation, launched its fifth annual report to detail the human and economic costs of maritime piracy. This year's report looks at costs incurred as a result of piracy that occurred in 2014 in the Western Indian Ocean Region, the Gulf of Guinea, and - for the first time - Southeast Asia.

To download the full report and summaries, click here.


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