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Piracy Returning?

Posted by Don Weiss on November 3, 2017 at 12:45 AM

Just a short observation.

Piracy has never really gone away. Maritime theft has been around as long as there have been boats. There are upsurges in activity, and lulls, as well as media 'over-coverage' of events.

Another aspect is defining piracy - is it theft from a fisherman? from a cruising vessel? Or is it solely a commercial matter? Statistics provided by government agencies primarily concern themselves with commercial shipping and insurance company claims. What of the rest of the people involved with ocean going activities?

I read an account of a family escaping 'pirates' in the Amazon recently, as well as this article - http://www.marsecreview.com/2017/10/pirates-pinch-vessel/.

Any comments/concerns? Comment here or better yet, contact me on twitter - @yachtsecurity.



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