In 2012, the International Maritime Bureau, Oceans Beyond Piracy
and the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme reported that the number of vessels attacks by West African pirates had reached a world high, with 966 seafarers attacked during the year.
However, anti-piracy organization Oceans Beyond Piracy
claimed incidents of piracy in the west Indian Ocean came down in the last few years due to counter-measures and increased presence of naval vessels in the waters.
The cost of Somali piracy declined every year from $7bn in 2010 to $1.3bn in 2015, according to campaign group Oceans Beyond Piracy
, as the number of successful hijackings plummeted to zero last year in the wake of dramatic improvements in on-board security.
Efforts for their release began immediately after their capture in 2012 with Oceans Beyond Piracy
, a project of One Earth Future Foundation, spearheading the negotiation.
Of the 29 crew members seized, one died during the hijacking and two died from illness while in captivity, according to the organisation, Oceans Beyond Piracy
They will arrive in (the Kenyan capital) Nairobi at 1830 local time tomorrow," said John Steed, East Africa region manager for the Oceans Beyond Piracy
The article covers a new report by Oceans Beyond Piracy
and One Earth Future, both programs of the One Earth Future Foundation, which explores the long-term impact of piracy on seafarer and family recovery.
"There hasn't been a proper pirate attack on a commercial vessel in over two years," said John Steed, Horn of Africa manager for the US-based non-profit Oceans Beyond Piracy
. "But the guys haven't gone away and nothing's changed on the ground."
(42.) Oceans Beyond Piracy
, Shaded Awareness and De-confliction
Hulbert K, 2011, "The human cost of Somali piracy", Oceans Beyond Piracy
, Broomfield, Colorado, http://oceansbeyondpiracy.org/sites/default/files/human_cost_of_somali_piracy.pdf
Campaign organisation Oceans Beyond Piracy
estimates the total economic cost of maritime piracy in West Africa was as much as $680 million in 2013.
(13.) Jens Vestergaard Madsen et al., The State of Maritime Piracy 2013, Oceans Beyond Piracy
, accessed 28 May 2014, http://oceansbeyondpiracy.org/sites/default/files/attachments/SoP2013-Digital_0.pdf.