Somali piracy threat still ‘extremely high’: ICS

Somali piracy threat still ‘extremely high’: ICS

Somali piracy remains a threat, the head of the International Chamber of Shipping has warned.

Welcoming the extension of EU naval operations through to December 2018, ICS secretary general, Peter Hinchliffe said yesterday: “While other security concerns now draw the attention of the international community, it is a fact that the threat which Somali piracy presents to international trade is still extremely high, as the secretary-general of the IMO has recently observed.”

Alongside a strong military deterrent, Hinchliffe saidit remains essential that ships maintain compliance with the industry’s best management practices to prevent a resurgence of hijacks and kidnappings.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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    abu Schreek
    December 7, 2016 at 10:24 am

    As long as the international ‘community’ continue to steal Somalia’s naval resources and dump toxic waste in its shore, I can assure you this issue will only get bigger.