Decreasing variance in response time to singular incidents of piracy in the horn of Africa area of operation
Descovich, Christopher M..
Iatrou, Steven J.
Warren, Daniel F.
MetadataShow full item record
Instances of piracy have been increasing since 2006, and the international community can ignore this problem no more. Legal, socio-economic, and technological issues hinder multi-national efforts to combat piracy effectively. Response to events of piracy are oftentimes late, as reporting of incidents is also mired in legal issues; however, technology does exist that can notify companies that a ship is being attacked by pirates as the attack occurs or possibly prior to the attack if the attackers display intent. This technology is the Ship Security Alert System (SSAS), and The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has mandated that all ships greater than 500 gross tons (United States Coast Guard, 2004) shall be equipped with an SSAS. The problem lies in who should receive the SSAS attack alert notification. Currently, these distress signals only go to the company that owns the ship. This thesis will investigate the implications of SSAS reports directly fed to existing Navy networks, and show that small changes to existing Navy Maritime Operations C2 structure could result in an optimization in force employment and timeliness of response.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Buschmann, Jeff; Crider, Tracey; Guillermo Ferraris, Guillermo; Garcia, Enrique; Gungor, Hasan; Hoffmann, Shannon; Kelley, Micah; Cory MacCumbee; Malloch, Robert; McCarthy, Chris; McIlvaine, Jacob; Rummler, David; Sari, Serdar; Tiong Ngee Teo; Walton, David Jr.; Westmoreland, William; Wiens, Matt; Wise, Alexis; Woelfel, Greg; Wyllie, Russ; Ang, Han Hiong; Meng Chang, Kok; Chua, Chay; Cfir, Dolev; Er, Kim Hua; How, Yew Seng; Hsu, Yu Chih; Khoo, Wee Tuan; Koh, Swee Jin; Kratzer, Rick; Liang, Lawrence; Lim, Joel; Lim, Tat Lee; Lorio, Jennifer; Lukacs, John; Ng, Chee Mun; Ong, Winston; Quek, Chin Khoon; Raghavan, Dinesh; Tan, Mark; Tan, Nai Kwan; Teo, Amos; Teo, Hong-Siang; Tong, Matthew; Yeoh, Keat Hoe; Yon, Yoke Chuang (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005-06); NPS-97-05-001Hostile acts of maritime piracy and terrorism have increased worldwide in recent years, and the global impacts of a successful attack on commercial shipping in the Straits of Malacca make it one of the most tempting target ...
Riggs, Stephen. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2009-12);Maritime piracy provides unique challenges for nations that are attempting to combat it. In the 1990s, Southeast Asia was the world's number one region for pirate attacks on maritime vessels, but that statistic has since ...
Islam, Rami H. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2010-12);This thesis attempts to shed light on the growing threat maritime piracy has on the economy along with possible solutions (military and diplomatic operations) the world can take to combat this threat. Maritime piracy ...