• 14-OCT-2011

Facing the Threat of Seafarer's Piracy: Current Challenges and Possible Solutions

Piracy in international waters has been causing a lot of concern. It has a growing impact on international security, trade, and shipping and of course on seafarer's lives. Pirate attacks have continued despite patrols and protection by foreign navies off the Horn of Africa. Piracy is a global threat which needs a robust and effective global action. In this context Georgios Koumoutsakos from the EPP Group and member of the Transport Committee organised a public hearing on the issue in the European Parliament. Available material includes an edited package.