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Has Somali Piracy Returned?

By Lisa Otto 2017-05-22 16:55:43

Since the hijacking of an oil tanker off the coast of Alula, Puntland on March 13 and its release without ransom three days later, the media has voiced concerns as to whether Somali piracy maybe about to resurge. This recent incident and those that...

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Women at Sea: Is Sea-Blindness Gendered?

By Lisa Otto 2016-06-07 00:25:50

By Dr Lisa Otto, Research Associate in Maritime Security, Coventry University, U.K. Statistics from the International Transport Workers’ Federation indicate that as little as two percent of the maritime workforce is made up of women. According to data published by...

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