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Kidnapped captain of Portugal-flagged ship freed-Bulgaria

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The Bulgarian captain of a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship who was kidnapped along with seven other sailors by pirates off the coast of Benin last...

More ships attacked in Gulf of Guinea and crew kidnapped

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Three vessels have been attacked in the Gulf of Guinea in the latest incidences of piracy and maritime crime off West Africa, with six...

More pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea

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Ten crew have been kidnapped from a tanker off Nigeria and two fishing trawlers have been boarded in the latest incidents of maritime crime...

Gulf of Guinea still world’s piracy hotspot

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Seafarers face continuing threats from pirates and armed robbers on the world’s seas, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said, reporting 47 attacks in the...

More pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea

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In the last week several more pirate attacks have been carried out in the Gulf of Guinea, with a number of crew kidnapped. According to...

Seven crew kidnapped off container ship near Gabon

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The container vessel MSC Talia F has been attacked by pirates off the coast of Gabon, with seven crew abducted. The vessel was attacked on...

SA Navy can support Gulf of Guinea anti-piracy ops, but…

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Taken purely in terms of manpower and platforms there is no reason why the SA Navy should not be in the Gulf of Guinea,...

Extra security for Indian Ocean shipping no longer justified as East...

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As the threat of piracy off the East Coast of Africa declines, the significant security costs for transits in the Indian Ocean and through...

Crew kidnappings increase in the Gulf of Guinea

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Despite overall piracy incidents declining in 2019, there was “an alarming increase” in crew kidnappings across the Gulf of Guinea, according to the International...

Nigerian waters are most at risk from pirates in the world...

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The four-year-old Maritime Information Co-operation and Awareness (MICA) centre’s latest annual report points out maritime insecurity in Africa’s Gulf of Guinea remains high while...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...