Maritime piracy is one of the biggest threats against the international marine sector. There are fears are it will continue to rise over time.
Maritime authorities have set up various measures to counter-piracy. However, specific shipping routes are still vulnerable to attacks.
The Gulf of Guinea accounted for nearly half (43%) of all reported piracy incidents in the first three months of 2021. According to the latest figures from the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB).
Drones can be deployed to monitor coastlines for pirate activity. Then provide overwatch for vessels transiting through chokepoints (CP) or vulnerable points (VP).