Rise in piracy linked to recently released prisoners

Singapore: Could the sudden spike in piracy in the region be linked to a recently released prisoner or two? That’s one of the theories posited in SeaShip News’ special investigation into the Southeast Asian piracy scourge, and how best to tackle the rising threat.
 
Kevin Doherty, who heads up Nexus Consuting, told SeaShip News that the piracy model seen in this region is very cyclic.
 
Some 10 to 15 years ago the region was awash with the same pirate model.  
 
“This lends to the possibility a recently released criminal may be involved as well,” Doherty suggested. 
 
With piracy in Southeast Asia now deemed the worst in the world by the United Nations SeaShip News has canvassed a dozen top names in the security field to assess how to overcome the issue. The full report can be accessed here.  [10/07/14]

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