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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...

Piracy surges in the Gulf of Guinea with spate of deadly...

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Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea have kidnapped three seafarers and killed four security personnel in the latest incident in the region, which has...

Another ship attacked off Nigeria, 19 crew kidnapped

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A cargo tanker has been attacked off the Nigerian coast and 19 crew kidnapped in the latest incident in the Gulf of Guinea. It...

Seven crew kidnapped from vessel off West Africa

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Seven crewmembers from the offshore supply tug Pacific Warden have been kidnapped off the coast of Equatorial Guinea. Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), which operates the...

ISS: Gulf of Guinea must look east to solve its pirate...

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A few years ago piracy off the east coast of Africa, focusing on Somalia, was a major crisis, attracting extensive international attention. Now it...

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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...