The publication of 2018’s State of Maritime Piracy report marks the ninth year that One Earth Future (OEF) has assessed the human cost of maritime piracy. Over the years, the report has evolved from being first a project of Oceans Beyond Piracy to currently being part of the Stable Seas programme.
The focus of the report has expanded from a look at piracy off the coast of Somalia to piracy and armed robbery at sea, targeting merchant vessels in the Gulf of Guinea, in Southeast Asia, as well as in Latin America and the Caribbean. What has remained constant is the report’s goal to explain and quantify the magnitude of these crimes and the profound impact they have had on stakeholders and, most importantly, the victims.
The full report can be found on the Stable Seas website.