Piracy at Sea

  • Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr.
  • Chie Kojima
  • Mark Sawyer

Part of the WMU Studies in Maritime Affairs book series (WMUSTUD, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Maximo Q. Mejia Jr., Chie Kojima, Mark Sawyer
    Pages 1-15
  3. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos
    Pages 17-21
  4. Caitlin Stapleton Kaprove
    Pages 103-123
  5. Ricardo Eliseo Valdés Cerda
    Pages 177-188
  6. Marelize Schoeman, Benjamin Häefele
    Pages 203-215
  7. Joan P. Mileski, Maximo Q. Mejia Jr., Arielle D. Carchidi
    Pages 217-240
  8. George Ad Psarros, Ronald Kessel, Chris Strode, Rolf Skjong
    Pages 241-260
  9. George Kiourktsoglou, Alec D. Coutroubis
    Pages 261-283
  10. Kaija Hurlburt
    Pages 289-310

About this book


Over more than three decades starting in the 1990s, thousands of robberies, acts of piracy, and other violent attacks against merchant vessels have been reported in many of the world’s waters. The grave danger of piracy poses a direct threat not only to the security and efficiency of marine transportation, but more seriously, to the lives of the men and woman carrying out this important function. This book collates ideas brought up by seafarers, shipowners, industry practitioners, government officials, academics, and researchers exchanged views and insights on the complex web of underlying factors behind the phenomenon of piracy. Piracy at Sea brings together a wide spectrum of maritime stakeholders, who present different aspects of the problem in an open manner and share their thoughts on how to deal with a truly complex situation. It encapsulates this collective wisdom in a publication that can serve as an easy reference for practitioners as well as researchers, and hopefully contribute to more concrete action.​


Somalia maritime crime maritime piracy maritime policy maritime security

Editors and affiliations

  • Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr.
    • 1
  • Chie Kojima
    • 2
  • Mark Sawyer
    • 3
  1. 1.Maritime Industry AuthorityManilaPhilippines
  2. 2.Musashino University Faculty of Political Science & EconomicsTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Richmond HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-39619-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-39620-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-8772
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-8780
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