OBP Reports and Analysis

OBP strives to produce objective, well-researched studies on a number of topics related to piracy and maritime security. Below you will find our body of work.

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8/28/15
Iranian Hostages Escape from Pirate Gangs

On August 27, 2015, the Jaber, an Iranian fishing dhow, and its crew members, managed to slip its mooring and escape from the hands of Somali pirates. The Jaber was briefly pursued by the pirates before it was able to rendezvous with international naval forces operating...

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12/17/15
Joint War Risk Committee Revises Indian Ocean Listed Area

Following close on the heels of the BMP4 High Risk Area reduction, the Joint War Committee made the decision to reduce the size of the Hull War, Piracy, Terrorism...

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9/11/14
Violence in Incidents of Maritime Crime

Though the overall number of incidents may be down in some regions, according to IMO data, the percentage of incidents involving violence against the crew appears to be increasing.

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11/7/13
OBP Launches Redesigned Website

We are excited to announce that Oceans Beyond Piracy has launched a new website. We have revamped our site to better illustrate the progress being made against piracy and hope that it will continue to serve as a leading resource for the counter-piracy community as well...

Featured StoryLiza Kane-Hartnett
11/5/13
Oceans Beyond Piracy: An Overview

Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) is a project of the One Earth Future Foundation, a self-funded, non-profit organization based near Denver, Colorado, USA. OBP was launched in 2010 with the mission of assisting in the development of a sustainable, long-term solution to maritime...

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10/1/14
OBP notes a worrying spread of STS Oil Theft in SE Asia InfographicMatt Walje
1/1/12
Introduction to Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs)

In 2011, the number of vessels transiting the Indian Ocean employing onboard private armed security teams increased dramatically, motivating Flag State governments, the shipping industry and international naval forces to address their usage. In order to help to clarify...

InfographicMaisie Pigeon
8/1/13
Community Mobilization and Criminal Organizations: Eyl, Somalia

Somali Pirates are organized criminal actors, who operate in a similar fashion to armed groups. In the town of Eyl, Somalia, a multi-stakeholder program - involving Clan elders, religious leaders, local businessmen, and the population, - used a strategy of community...

InfographicMatt Walje
12/11/14
Brochure on the CGPCS Technical Sub-Group on Maritime Situational Awareness in the Western Indian Ocean

Introdoctory brochure of the CGPCS Technical Subgroup on Maritime Situational Awareness in the Western Indian Ocean.  Analysis of future information sharing requirements in the maritime domain of the Western Indian Ocean.

InfographicJens Vestergaard Madsen
7/1/13
Evolution of Piracy: Historical Piracy

Piracy has plagued the seas for at least 40 centuries, and been a thorn in the side of nearly every sea going civilization. Pirates have plied their trade as common thieves, instruments of war, or as civilizations in their own right. Most states throughout history have...

InfographicMatt Walje

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