Helping seafarers battle the mental scars of piracy

The maritime sector has been rocked in recent months by a spike in piracy. But, while the hijackings and counter-piracy methods are well documented, less is written about the mental health effects on those who suffer piracy first-hand.
In mid-May, the Maritime Asset Security and Training (MAST) organisation released its most recent risk map. In just the first quarter of this year, it recorded 48 counts of maritime crime – approaches to ships, hijackings, pirate attacks and suspect activity.
Gerry Northwood, COO of MAST and a former Royal Navy counter-piracy commander, spoke of his concern: “Despite the hard work undertaken by international navies and organisations to tackle piracy at its peak some years ago, recent events have shown the scales are tipping back in the favour of those who would commit or support acts of piracy.
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Source: http://www.ship-technology.com/

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