Venue: MIMA Conference Room | City: jalan Yap Kwang Seng, Malaysia
Piracy has and will always be a threat to mariners, ships, and other seagoing vessels. In South East Asia (SEA), not all attacks on ships can be classified as piracy although the waters around the region have always been categorised as high risk areas by insurances companies. This paradox makes it important to have a better and deeper understanding and picture of the actual situation on the ground.
Piracy and armed robbery issues in the SEA region should be addressed holistically at the national and regional level. Improving and increasing assets capability does contribute towards a reduction in number of cases. However, piracy and armed robbery cases are unpredictable which limits the ability of local law enforcement authorities to fully counter them. The aim of making the region safer from piracy and armed robbery requires the fullest cooperation within the region, especially in understanding and addressing the driving factors that fuel these activities.
Understanding what makes individuals, groups, and syndicates resort to such criminal activities is important in moving towards efforts at minimising if not eradicating them. Towards this end, the nature of piracy and armed robbery, and the issues that need to be addressed in countering them will be the subject of a presentation by Captain Sebastian A Martin RMN (R), Mr Karsten Von Hoesslin, and Dr Eric Frecon at a MIMA Maritime Security Brownbag event in March 2017.
Note: By invitation only