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IMB: Piracy Attacks More Than Double in Gulf of Guinea

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IMB PRC: Piracy increased in 2018, with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa.

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Pirates Fire at LNG Carrier off Nigeria

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An LNG tanker was chased and fired upon by nine pirates in a speed boat on November 6.

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Pirates Fire Upon LPG Tanker off Congo

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Pirates in a speed boat chased and fired upon an LPG tanker.

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Number of Crew Members Held Hostage Increasing YoY

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IMB PRC: The number of crew members held hostage increasing in comparison to the same period in 2017.

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Product Tanker Ransacked by Armed Robbers in Guinea

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A product tanker anchored in Conakry Anchorage, Guinea, boarded by four armed robbers.

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All Crew Kidnappings in 2018 Occurred in Gulf of Guinea

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IMB report says that all 2018 crew kidnappings have so far occurred in the Gulf of Guinea in 6 separate incidents.

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IMB: Piracy against Ships Drops to 22-Year Low in 2017

A total of 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to IMB in 2017.

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Four Tanker Crew Kidnapped off Nigeria

At least four crew members were kidnapped by pirates on March 5 when a group of armed pirates hijacked a chemical ...

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Global Reporting Mechanism Needed to Curb Piracy

A common worldwide information sharing framework could possibly expedite the receipt and distribution of critical ...

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