After Somalia - managing piracy as the problem goes West

Piracy is escalating off the coast of West Africa and it's a very different challenge to what's been happening in Somalia. Whilst the widespread use of armed guards has been largely successful in combatting Somali piracy, this is not an option in the West due to local laws. Here, though, the pirates are armed and prepared to use violence: in a spate of recent incidents against tankers in the region, crew members have been kidnapped off vessels and, in some cases, killed.

What does this mean for operators in the area? What can you do to protect your people/assets and, in the event of an incident, how would you respond?

Delegates attending the Chemical and Product Tanker conference are cordially invited to a breakfast seminar by NYA International, to explore the rising problem of West African Piracy. We'll look at the essential considerations for the Crisis Management Team, and how to respond if crew members are harmed or kidnapped and held captive on land.

About NYA
NYA is a specialist Crisis Prevention and Response consultancy with over 20 years' experience of helping clients reduce their exposure to, and manage incidents of, kidnap for ransom, marine piracy, extortion, detention, emergency evacuation and other global crises. Visit

Date/Time: Wednesday 13th March, 08.00 - 08.50
Breakfast will be served from 0730