Piracy risk management workshop

The 2011 Chemical and Product Tanker event will include an optional one day piracy risk management course led by security advisors BGN Risk, insurers JLT and law firm Holman Fenwick Willan. Led by Simon Fordham OBE, the course takes a practical look at how to mitigate risk when transiting Gulf of Aden and other piracy prone areas.

According to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (1 Jan 2011) there are currently 27 vessels and 625 being held by Somali pirates.