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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...

Ten Turkish sailors kidnapped off Nigerian coast in latest pirate attack

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Nigerian pirates have taken hostage ten Turkish sailors after attacking their cargo vessel off the coast of Nigeria in the latest attack to hit...

ISS: Can we afford to drop the guard against piracy?

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Pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia have dropped dramatically over the past eight years – from 237 incidents in 2011 to nine in...

Pirate attacks continue in West Africa

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The Gulf of Guinea has recorded its third ship hijacking this month, with a chemical tanker captured off Togo, as the region continues to...

Indian sailors held captive by Nigerian pirates

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Five Indian sailors remain captive after being kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria last month. The sailors were abducted on 19 April when...

Spanish, Equatorial Guinea navies rescue vessel from pirates

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The Spanish Navy has rescued a Maltese-flagged vessel from pirates off the coast of Equatorial Guinea in conjunction with a Guinean frigate. The Spanish defence...

Op Atalanta halts first piracy attempt in seven months off Somalia

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The capture of a Yemeni dhow off the Somalian coast was all that initially went right for a suspected pirate gang. Four days later...

Nigeria arrests maritime security personnel for firearms possession

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The Nigerian Navy has arrested nine people that were part of a maritime security team for the possession of firearms. The Nigerian Navy said the...

Spanish Navy rescues Nigerian vessel from pirates

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The Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Serviola has rescued the crew of a Nigerian-flagged vessel in the Gulf of Guinea from pirates, who had...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...