In English

Att arbeta nära dagens moderna pirater - En studie om hur den enskilde individen påverkas psykiskt av att vistas i pirattäta vatten och hur rederierna förbereder besättning och fartyg.

Working close to modern day pirates - A study of how the individual is affected mentally by staying in pirate waters and how the shipping companies are preparing the crew and ship.

Charlotta Beckius ; Andrea Olsson
Göteborg : Chalmers tekniska högskola, 2014. 42 s.
[Examensarbete på grundnivå]

This study is written in Swedish. Piracy on the high seas coasts are a major issue for the global shipping industry and the people working on ships trafficking these areas. The main problems are found in the Gulf of Aden off the Horn of Africa, the Malacca Straits and more recently, the African west coast. The Swedish naval force are operating against pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden, along with many other countries’ naval forces. Large sums of money are still spent to guard the vessels against pirate attacks because if a vessel is subjected to a robbery or hostage situation, it means a great loss for the shipping company concerned and may result in a major trauma for exposed personnel. However, many people are working on ships regularly sailing in pirate waters without ever seen a pirate or been near these. In this study, we investigate how these people are affected psychologically by that on a regular basis staying in pirate waters, whether they have experienced incidents or not. Also the preparations made by the shipping companies regarding crew and ship will be investigated. Delimitations have been made to the last 25 years since it is considered to be the time of the birth of modern piracy. The results are indicating that the crew becomes mentally affected to some degree and that the shipping companies’ preparations of the crew were diverse but that the preparations regarding the vessel were similar. The results are important because there are few studies on this specific topic but several studies regarding trauma and pirates in general.

Nyckelord: Adenviken, pirater, piratverksamhet, trauma, Somalia, stress

Publikationen registrerades 2015-04-23. Den ändrades senast 2015-04-23

CPL ID: 215655

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