A recent increase in theft, robbery, and piracy on board ships in the ports of Manila and Batangas could possibly “derail” the country’s plan to become a major crew change hub.
This was the statement made by one of the industry’s manning leaders following a report made by the Singapore Navy’s Information Fusion Centre (IFC) that two sea robberies, six thefts, and two attempts at piracy from January to August 2020 were recorded in Manila and Batangas bays.
I entered the maritime security world in 2009, becoming Intelligence Officer for Neptune Maritime Security (now the NeptuneP2P Group). In 2012, became piracy editor for SomaliaReport.com and in 2013 became editor of MarsecReview.com and intelligence consultant for CSO Alliance, which I left in 2019. I currently work with another UK maritime security firm as a consultant and have an interest in a cyber security concern in the UK. Need a maritime security report, article or advice on maritime cyber security? contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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