WMU Studies in Maritime Affairs

Piracy at Sea

Editors: Mejia, Jr., Maximo Q., Kojima, Chie, Sawyer, Mark (Eds.)

  • ​Presents a general overview of contemporary/modern piracy
  • Provides a multi-disciplinary overview of the numerous factors underlying the complex phenomenon of piracy
  • Examines solutions/options for combating piracy at sea
  • Surveys the state of research and thinking on the threat of maritime piracy
  • Gives a special focus on the piracy situation of Somalia and the Horn of Africa
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​Over more than three decades starting in the 1990s, thousands of robberies, acts of piracy, and other violent attacks against merchant vessels have been reported in many of the world’s waters. The grave danger of piracy poses a direct threat not only to the security and efficiency of marine transportation, but more seriously, to the lives of the men and woman carrying out this important function. This book collates ideas brought up by seafarers, shipowners, industry practitioners, government officials, academics, and researchers exchanged views and insights on the complex web of underlying factors behind the phenomenon of piracy. Piracy at Sea brings together a wide spectrum of maritime stakeholders, who present different aspects of the problem in an open manner and share their thoughts on how to deal with a truly complex situation. It encapsulates this collective wisdom in a publication that can serve as an easy reference for practitioners as well as researchers, and hopefully contribute to more concrete action.​

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • The Malmö Declaration: Calling for a Multi-Sectoral Response to Piracy

    Mejia, Maximo Q. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • International Conference on Piracy at Sea: Keynote Address

    Mitropoulos, Efthimios E.

    Pages 17-21

  • Piracy: Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Torture and Murder at Sea

    Skaanild, Torben C.

    Pages 23-29

  • Human Rights in Counter-Piracy Operations: No Legal Vacuum but Legal Uncertainty

    Petrig, Anna

    Pages 31-45

  • The Use of ‘Ship-Riders’ to Assert Jurisdiction Over Piracy and Armed Robbery Off Somalia: Is the Gulf of Aden the Caribbean?

    Papastavridis, Efthymios

    Pages 47-65

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  • ISBN 978-3-662-52468-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Piracy at Sea
Editors
  • Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr.
  • Chie Kojima
  • Mark Sawyer
Series Title
WMU Studies in Maritime Affairs
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-39620-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-39620-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-39619-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52468-8
Series ISSN
2196-8772
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 310
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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