Piracy off The Coast of Indonesia: Potential Implications on The Craft Industry

Kalu Kingsley Anele


Piracy off Indonesia may implicate on craft, a significant non-oil foreign exchange earner in the country’s economic development. For instance, piracy may affect tourists’ use of cruise ships, the exportation of craft products, and the importation of raw materials and equipment for craft production in Indonesia. Consequently, it is imperative to repress piracy off the Indonesian coast. In determining the potential effects of piracy to craft, this paper addressed the linkages between piracy and craft with observed, that piracy may pose a threat to the Indonesian craft industry. Afterward, the causes and effects of piracy on Indonesia’s craft industry were interrogating. It was submitted that hijacking a cruise ship may have humanitarian and financial implications on the Indonesian craft industry.  The paper suggested measures to curb piracy off the Indonesian coast and argued, inter alia, that updated piracy legal regimes, strengthened institutional framework, and regional cooperation are central to combating piracy off the coast of Indonesia.


craft; piracy; Indonesian coast; KUHP; LOSC; SUA Convention

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