Drop In Pirate Attacks Attributed to Better Prevention
Recently, the US Navy released statistics showing a significant drop in incidences of piracy near Somalia. The New York Times, picking up on the news, characterized it as a “plunge.” Indeed the numbers are telling: There were reported 46 attacks in 2012, versus 222 in 2011 and 239 in 2010.
Superyacht Security Industry Questions Current Protections
Several leading security experts have questioned whether superyacht shipyards are taking maritime security seriously enough when recommending the specification of new build projects. Furthermore, they state that little is being done to ensure the appropriate systems are in place to help guarantee safety on board in the future, following recent reports that the global piracy situation remains highly problematic.