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Pirate action group believed to be operating in Gulf of Guinea

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A pirate action group (PAG) has been operating along the West African coast since 6 February and is believed to be using a captured...

Pirates target two tankers in Gulf of Guinea

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Two vessels have been attacked by pirates; one in the Gulf of Guinea and the other just outside of it, possibly by the same...

Gulf of Guinea confirmed as world piracy hotspot

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

Another vessel boarded in the Gulf of Guinea

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A product tanker has been boarded in the Gulf of Guinea but the crew are safe in what was the 14th such incident in...

Increased insurance costs in Gulf of Guinea as piracy rises

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Following an increase in kidnap for ransom attacks in the Gulf of Guinea beyond Nigeria’s economic zone, Dryad Global’s joint war committee (JWC) has...

Gulf of Guinea is world hotspot for kidnappings at sea

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

Suspected pirate attack off Ghana

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A Denmark-flagged tanker has been approached by a suspicious boat off the coast of Ghana but managed to avoid a potential attack. This is according...

Two South Koreans reportedly kidnapped from fishing vessel off Ghana

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Unidentified gunmen have apparently kidnapped two South Korean nationals from a fishing vessel south of Lome, Ghana. The vessel appears to be hijacked, according to...

Crew kidnappings on the rise off West Africa

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The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has warned that violent attacks against ships and their crews have increased this year, with the Gulf of Guinea...

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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...