SAMI warns on piracy growth

Singapore: With the worrying rise in piracy attacks across the Southeast Asian region, the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) has urged all company security officers (CSOs), masters and ship security officers (SSOs) to exercise caution when their vessels transit or operate in the area.
 
The current Asian piracy spike is based on hijacking vessels to steal oil cargoes.
 
Peter Cook, ceo of SAMI, said, “It is now time to revisit ship security plans (SSPs) to ensure that they are relevant and capable of implementing the defensive measures necessary to protect vessels from this form of piracy”.
 
SeaShip News has canvassed leading names in the security business to assess the threat of piracy in Southeast Asia as well as looking at solutions to the scourge. The in depth feature can be accessed here. [10/09/14]

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