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Gulf of Guinea retains world piracy hotspot status

Africa, particularly the Gulf of Guinea, remains the world hotspot for piracy with 43% of all incidents reported in the first quarter of this...

Fifteen crew kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea

The Gulf of Guinea remains one of the most dangerous bodies of water worldwide for seafarers with the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) urging ships...

Gulf of Guinea confirmed as world piracy hotspot

Close on two hundred incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported worldwide last year, with the Gulf of Guinea cementing the...

Gulf of Guinea is world hotspot for kidnappings at sea

A steep increase in kidnappings at sea – 40% - make the Gulf of Guinea off Africa’s west coast the world hotspot for this...

No more hostages held by Somali pirates

Over the past five years Somali pirates took more than 3 600 people hostage in attacks on ships varying in size from tankers through to...

Gulf of Guinea still world’s piracy hotspot

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...

Crew kidnappings increase in the Gulf of Guinea

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

Gulf of Guinea still a piracy high risk area

]The International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB) report for 2019’s third quarter shows fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships...

Seas off West Africa world’s worst for pirate attacks

The seas around West Africa remain the world’s most dangerous for piracy, the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest report shows. Of 75 seafarers taken hostage...

London symposium focuses on Gulf of Guinea piracy

Piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea were highlighted at a recent high-level symposium which agreed urgent action is needed to ensure...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...