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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...

Another ship attacked by pirates off West Africa

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Armed pirates attacked and boarded a container vessel in the Gulf of Guinea last week, but all crew were reported safe after taking shelter...

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...

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...

Crew kidnapped off Benin freed after 35 days in captivity

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Pirates who kidnapped nine crew members from the cargo vessel MV Bonita in the Gulf of Guinea last month have released those held after...

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...

Pirates strike off Benin

A vessel owned by Norwegian shipping firm J.J. Ugland was boarded by pirates while at anchor off the coast of Benin and nine crew...

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...