Coping with Piracy, 1st Ed. (2013)


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by Steven Jones MSc BSc (Hons) MNI

  • Practical measures to tackle piracy
  • Planning and practicalities
  • Hostages
  • The human element

ISBN 978 1 906915 46 9

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Maritime Security Handbook: Coping with Piracy, 1st Edition 2013

In certain parts of the world, piracy remains a major challenge to keeping a vessel, its cargo and its crew secure. This handbook complements the author’s 2012 book, Maritime Security: a practical guide and is part of The Nautical Institute’s maritime security suite. It takes the same practical approach to preparation and training before entering a high risk area, self-protection measures while within it and survival strategies if taken hostage.

The focus of the handbook is the people who have to cope with piracy and the comprehensive approach that is needed to put them first both onboard and ashore. This includes guidance on the effective implementation of the industry’s Best Management Practices, the onboard implications of taking on armed guards, building a disciplined and supportive onboard team and ensuring immediate action ashore should the worst happen.


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