A report highlighting latest details of the human cost of maritime piracy will be released in London on Tuesday morning 18th June. This updated report studies not only the human cost of Somali Piracy, but also, for the first time, examines the threat of piracy to seafarers in the waters off West Africa. It further discusses the long-‐term psychological and financial difficulties faced by seafarers following attacks and periods of time spent in captivity.
The detailed report has been developed through the combined efforts of the Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) project of One Earth Future Foundation, of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), and of the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP). It will be launched at an event on 18th June from 11:00am to 12:30 pm in the Plaza Suites 12 at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, 18 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TJ. All the media are invited to attend.