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As the fall-out from the Ever Given’s grounding in the Suez Canal begins, there are going to be a lot of different facets to investigate – the causes of the incident, the insurance implications, and the wide impact on the container supply chain to name just three. There are also the security implications, which are discussed in this feature in The Conversation, by the University of Greenwich’s maritime security expert, Dirk Siebels.

“The only alternative to a transit through the Suez Canal is the much longer passage around the African continent. Piracy in particular has been a significant concern for operators of merchant ships in recent years, first off the Somali coastline and more recently in the Gulf of Guinea.

“Some shipping companies have already voiced concerns over piracy threats on the alternative route, even prompting inquiries to the US Navy.”

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    March 30, 2021 at 8:22 pm

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