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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...

Crew kidnapped from cargo ship off Cameroon

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Four crewmembers have been kidnapped from a container ship off the coast of Cameroon in the latest piracy incident in the region. The vessel Contship...

Pirates kidnap crew from vessel off Nigeria

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Armed pirates have kidnapped five crewmembers from a vessel off Nigeria and shot dead a member of the Nigerian Navy who was guarding the...

Pirates kidnap three in Gulf of Guinea

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Pirates off the Gulf of Guinea have kidnapped three crewmembers from a Malta-registered tanker. Histria Ivory was sailing 20 nautical miles off the port of...

Crewmembers kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea released

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Six Russian crewmembers kidnapped from a vessel off Guinea last month have been released. The Russian Embassy in Nigeria said on 30 January that all...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...