One Earth Future – Long Term Impact of Piracy on Seafarers and their Families

Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP), a program of the One Earth Future (OEF) Foundation focused on reducing violence at sea, has released a new report titled “After the Release: The Long-term Impact of Piracy on Seafarers and Their Families.” The report, developed in partnership with ISWAN/MPHRP and supported by the TK Foundation, documents significant negative long-term impacts to seafarers who have been taken hostage following an act of maritime piracy. Notably, seafarers who had been held hostage were nearly six times…

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Articles from International Maritime Health

International Maritime Health  is the international multidisciplinary journal devoted to research and practice in the field of maritime medicine, travel and tropical medicine, hyperbaric and underwater medicine sea-rescue, port hygienic and sanitary problems.  Official quarterly of the Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia, issued since 1949. The journal is published four times a year, Psychological consequences in victims of maritime piracy: the Italian experience Maritime piracy is a worrying phenomenon. Its recurrence in the last few years is causing…

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ICMA Regional Conference, 2015

  Held at the Glenmore Pastoral Centre in Durban in April, we welcomed 18 delegates to the conference, which focused on Chaplains’ Training. ‘Dangers facing seafarers still include piracy in addition to various disasters at sea.’ Initially piracy attacks took place in the Gulf of Aden [Somalia coastline] but then extended to the Gulf of Guinea and into the Mozambique Channel which is now being patrolled by the South African Navy. With the threat of piracy getting closer to South…

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