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Maritime threats persist as incidents reported in Gulfs of Mexico and Guinea

15th November 2019 - 16:02 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


A spate of attacks on merchant vessels at sea or anchorages around the world in recent days have served to further highlight that the risk of maritime crime or piracy persists, particularly in locations close to areas of geographical instability or lawlessness.

Incidents in November in the Gulf’s of Guinea and Mexico, point to two areas where the threat to shipping at sea and anchorages requires ship owners to be vigilant against attack. The use of protocols such as the Best Maritime Practices (BMP) 5, or the embarkation of national or private security, is common in such areas.

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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