Posted on September 04, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Is increasing the speed of a vessel at risk of piracy the best use of your resources? It is common practice for vessels transiting past the East and West Coasts of Africa to increase speed, all in an attempt to outrun pirates.
The thinking behind this is typically “the less time I spend in the danger zone, the less risk I am at.” However, take a moment and apply this mentality to other dangerous tasks; does it mean that the quicker you do it, the safer you are? Probably not.