Ehrhart | Petretto | Schneider | König | Blecker | EngererPiraterie und maritimer Terrorismus als Herausforderungen für die Seehandelssicherheit Deutschlands

Secure sea routes are the central requirement for the stability of supply chains. Incidents of piracy and terrorist attacks on international shipping lead to a need for risk minimization measures. As an export oriented economy, Germany is dependent on secure sea routes. German managed ships have nonetheless been victim to maritime violence. This led, inter alia, to German participation in military missions such as Atalanta, to approval of new rules for the licensing of private security providers and the pirate trial in Hamburg. Based on a common risk model and the concept of Security Governance, the subject has been addressed conceptually, empirically and practically. German shipowners and insurers were asked about their experiences; experts reviewed defense technologies; and using interviews, the responsibilities and roles of various state actors in the field of maritime security were identified for the first time. After a deficit analysis was conducted, recommendations for action from the areas of politics, law, economics and technology were developed by the 'PiraT' project network.