Clipper is involved in the fight against piracy
Clipper strives to take all necessary precautions against piracy, providing armed guard teams onboard our vessels transiting through the Gulf of Aden and adhering fully with the BMP4 (Best Management Practices).
Since 2012, there has been a decrease in piracy activity worldwide, notably in the Gulf of Aden. However, piracy and other illegal activities continue to be a serious problem in the Gulf of Guinea, and to an increasing extent also around Indonesia, where the number of kidnappings is growing. Clipper monitors these changes and takes the necessary precautions to respond to them on a continuous basis.
In 2008, the Clipper vessel CEC Future was hijacked by Somali pirates and 13 seafarers were held hostage for 72 days. Since then, Clipper has been actively involved in the international fight against piracy. We also participated in the making of the Danish movie “A Highjacking”, which premiered in September 2012, helping to elevate the visibility of the problem.