Case Studies

The Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, Piracy Survivors Family Fund, November 2016 The CGPCS Piracy Survivors Family Fund (PSFF) provides funds for the survivors of Somali piracy, and for their families, to assist with financial hardship and to provide support at a time of need. The fund is held in pounds sterling by ISWAN and administered on behalf of the CGPCS. Affected…
The Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, Piracy Survivors Family Fund May 2016 The CGPCS Piracy Survivors Family Fund (PSFF) provides funds for the survivors of Somali piracy, and for their families, to assist with financial hardship and to provide support at a time of need. The fund is held in pounds sterling by ISWAN and administered on behalf of the CGPCS.…
We are delighted to be able to provide the Story of Aman. Entitled "A Man Who Never Gives Up – Journey Of A Lifetime" this account of being a captive of pirates in Somalia is written in his own words and provides a unique story of the time he spent as a hostage. MV Albedo, a Malaysian flag vessel with crew from Pakistan, Sri Lanka,…
On 25th December 2010, Tu was woken by the sound of an alarm. He was told the fishing vessel was under attack and that the crew was reeling in the fishing equipment in order to escape. However, they saw motorboats approaching and within minutes the pirates had boarded their vessel. The pirates were armed and their plan was to use the fishing vessel to capture…
Many seafarers come from remote villages in their home countries to join vessels. Arun, a native of Jhunjhunu, a small village in the state of Rajasthan, is such a crew member who works as an electrician. He is the sole breadwinner for his family. Chirag Bahri (left) attended and arranged for Arun’s medical treatment on his return home. His father and elder brother (pictured) thanked…
The crew of one of the released ships meet Alexander Dimitrevich (left), MPHRP’s Regional Director for Ukraine & Russian speaking countries. A tanker was hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea on August 28th 2012. The tanker, loaded with 50,000 tonnes of gas oil, was anchored for 2 weeks not far from Lome, Togo with 22 Russian crew and a Greek Master. They were…