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56 Mariners Kidnapped in GoG in 2017

There have been 15 attacks against commercial ships within a 60 nautical miles radius of Bony Island over recent weeks.

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GoG Piracy Raises Concerns among EU Shipowners

Continued piracy, armed robbery attacks and kidnapping for ransom events in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), and ...

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Infographic: Nigerian Pirate Activity in 2016

The Gulf of Guinea continues to be one of the most dangerous bodies of water in the world for merchant shipping. ...

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ITF Calls for Safe Release of Kidnapped BBC Caribbean Crew

A number of seafarer unions are calling for a fast but reasoned response to the kidnapping of eight crew members ...

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Dryad: Kidnappings Continue in Gulf of Guinea

The Gulf of Guinea witnessed a continuation of the high levels of piracy seen in the first quarter of the year as ...

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Pirates Attack Tanker Bouboulina in Gulf of Guinea

A group of armed pirates has approached and opened fire upon a tanker which was underway some 89 nautical miles off ...

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Heavily Loaded Tanker Thwarts Pirate Attack off Nigeria

A short period of calm seas in the Gulf of Guinea was interrupted as a group of pirates attempted to board a ...

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Interview: Kidnappings for Ransom Easy and Less Risky

In 2016, piracy has yet again emerged as one of the key problems seafarers face during their voyages at sea. A ...

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Tanker Thwarts Pirate Attack off Nigeria

The string of attacks in the Gulf of Guinea continues as pirates attempted to board a tanker earlier today while ...

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OBP: GoG Pirates Snatch Ransoms of up to USD 400,000

The Gulf of Guinea pirates have been yielding ransom payments of up to USD 400,000 for kidnapped seafarers in 2015, ...

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Pirates Kidnap Five Tanker Crew Members in Gulf of Guinea

The 2003-built tanker Leon Dias was hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea, UK-based Clearwater Vessel Tracking ...

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Pirates Attempt to Board RORO Ship in Gulf of Guinea

Armed pirates attempted to board a RORO vessel confirmed as MV Silver Sky owned by Dubai-based Sallaum Lines while ...

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Minerva Bunkers Starts Fuel Supply to Gulf of Guinea

A global supplier and trader of marine fuels, Minerva Bunkers, has launched a physical fuel supply operation in ...

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Gulf of Guinea Poses Ongoing Threat of Seafarer Kidnap

The Gulf of Guinea proved to be one of the most dangerous piracy hotpots for mariners, according to maritime ...

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Piracy Not Subsiding

Piracy Not Subsiding

The UK’s maritime intelligence provider Dryad Maritime has released its Q3 maritime crime figures which show ...

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Japan Makes $1mln Donation to IMO Trust Fund

The Government of Japan has made a contribution of $1.0 million to the IMO West and Central Africa Maritime ...

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Ghana Navy Moves to Counter Piracy and Drugs Smuggling ...

Ghana’s Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral GW Biekro, is convening a conference of senior international ...

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There Is Very Little Piracy in Gulf of Guinea, but ...

Most attacks in West African waters are part of a long running criminal programme of cargo theft or kidnapping and ...

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UN Security Council Urges Broad Regional Approach to ...

The Security Council, on August 14th, called for a comprehensive regional approach to combat the threat of piracy ...

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New EU Initiative to Combat Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

A new project which will boost security and the safety of maritime routes across seven African countries in the ...

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Pirates Attack Oil Tanker Off Nigeria

An international watchdog says pirates have attacked an oil tanker off Nigeria but failed to board it or harm its ...

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