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Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea has a long history
but recent events have over turned established norms for prevention of such a catastrophic event for all involved. Greater use of security has seen piracy levels drop within Nigerian waters and escalate rapidly elsewhere in the region.
Pirates have demonstrated greater capability and intent by successfully boarding vessels with higher freeboard and greater speeds than ever before. In some instances Citadels have been breached and on occasion, seafarers killed. Ultimately the source of the piracy itself remains a Nigerian problem, but the complexities of preventing it have never been greater and more multilateral.
At this market briefing, our guest speaker, through a unique offering that blends data, analysis, market knowledge, marine technical expertise and old fashioned security experience, will provide an update on Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and ways to resolve this situation for the maritime industry.
, co-founder and Account Management Director at Ambrey, has overseen and led the company's growth from its 2010 inception to becoming the largest provider of maritime security services globally, in under five years. Based in the UK, with 9 global offices, Ambrey supports over 500 commercial vessels per month with security risk, crisis and marine services, operates a fleet of over 30 ships, a shipyard in Southampton and a marine insurance brokerage in London.
Prior to founding Ambrey John worked for a major security risk consultancy and led Security Planning for the Olympic Delivery Authority during the build up to the London Olympic Games in 2012. He also spent 7 years serving in the British Army as an Officer in The Parachute Regiment deploying on operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland.
During his career, he was awarded the Sword of Honour at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and served for four years with the Special Forces Support Group. He has an MA and an MSc from St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.
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