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Matters of Maritime Security Around the World


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When spoken about, maritime security is directly related to sea criminals that operate in Somalia causing terror and fear among sailors and crew member. It is not news that they do exist and are a major threat to the navy and maritime security private companies, however the matter is increasing in importance. Many localized areas around the world are targeted with these kind of issues and due to the poor legislation in which still lacks to cooperate with naval workers, does not prevent many incident from occurring. This article will point out major threat area for maritime security and will explain briefly the problem.

Somali Pirates

They are ruthless, savage, dangerous and criminals. No matter what excuse are giving for their acts, criminals are criminals and any individual in which hijacks and kills for money must be imprisoned. Hundreds of vessels have been captured by the pirates and many tourist civilians also. The legislation in Somalia continuous to be weak as the country suffers from a huge political disaster and has no capacity on tackling the pirates. It is up to the Navy from other major exporters and importers to fight the issue and finally bring pirates to trail.

Asian Ports

Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai are all well know cities for their huge metropolistic urban approaches and architecture excellence not to say biggest ports in the world. The only reason cities as such grew so immensely is due to the wonders of the export/import business. Ships coming and go are like water and air in such cities and as a consequence, maritime security is an issue. Goods theft is a major concern for corporations in which is considered one of the most common activities happening in big ports. Maritime insurance is a must.

Illegal immigration

US border, Mediterranean Sea, Australia, you name it. Illegal immigration through waters is one of the most common patrolling operations occurring by security authorities. Many have died in trying to achieve a better life in which is definitely a shame however countries must enforce such laws in which are essential for the nations social and economic well being. The US have made an announcement stating that maritime security preventing illegals will be getting more funds not only in Florida but also in Coastal California.


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