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Unprecedented Rise of Crew Kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea

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The number of crew kidnapped in the Gulf of Guinea increased by more than 50% y-o-y.

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Nigerian Navy Rescues Three Kidnapped Sailors

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The Nigerian Navy has rescued three kidnapped dredger crew in the Niger Delta, arresting one of the pirates.

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Four Dead, Three Kidnapped After Pirates Attack Dredger

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Four persons were killed following a pirate attack on a hopper dredger in the Gulf of Guinea.

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Pirates Kidnap 8 Sailors from Greek Tanker off Cameroon

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The kidnapped crew members include five Greek nationals, two Filipinos and one Ukrainian sailor.

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Contact Made with Kidnappers of 20 Indian Sailors

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Contact has been established with pirates who kidnapped 20 Indian seafarers from a tanker off Benin.

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Swire Pacific Offshore: 7 Abducted Crew Members Released

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Seven kidnapped crew members of Pacific Warden released.

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Gabon: Four Sailors Kidnapped, One Feared Killed

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Armed pirates have kidnapped four Chinese sailors in Owendo anchorage in Gabon.

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19 Kidnapped Crew Members of Nave Constellation Freed

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Kidnapped Nave Constellation crew released.

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Crew Abduction: Patrol Boat Makes Contact with Tanker

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A Togolese naval patrol boat has made contact with the tanker Duke which was attacked by pirates.

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Pirates Kidnap 20 Seafarers from Tanker off Benin

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The incident has been described as "the largest kidnapping event in West Africa within 2019".

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Kidnapped Crew Member of Greek Tanker Dies

Three of the four kidnapped crew members of Elka Aristotle released, the fourth crew member lost his life.

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Dryad: 19 Tanker Crew Kidnapped off Nigeria

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19 crew members of a tanker vessel identified as Nave Constellation reportedly taken by pirates.

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Pirates Kidnap Four Seafarers from Greek Tanker off Togo

Armed pirates have kidnapped four crew members from a Greek tanker off Lome, Togo.

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Report: Turkish Sailors Kidnapped off Nigeria Freed

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Ten Turkish sailors, who had been kidnapped off Nigeria in mid-July, were released on August 9. 

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Pirates Kidnap Six Tanker Crew off Nigeria

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Six crew members of a Palau-flagged tanker were kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria last week. 

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Pirates Kidnap Four Crew Members from Contships Vessel

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Four crew members of a Liberia-flagged container vessel have been kidnapped by pirates of Cameroon. 

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Pirates Kidnap Five Seafarers from OSV off Nigeria

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Five crew members have been kidnapped in the latest piracy attack off Brass, Nigeria.

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Pirates Kidnap Three Romanian Sailors off Togo

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Three crew members of a Malta-flagged tanker kidnapped while in the Gulf of Guinea.

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Kidnapped MSC Mandy Crew Released

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The six kidnapped crew members of MSC Mandy have been released.

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Pirates Kidnap Crew Members from MSC Containership off Benin

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Several crew members missing from MSC containership after a pirate attack off the coast of Benin, West Africa.

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Armed Pirates Kidnap Four Crew Members off Congo

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Four crew members of an unnamed Singapore-flagged tug/supply vessel were kidnapped off Congo.

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