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How COVID-19 Could Make Maritime Piracy Worse

By The Conversation 07-05-2020 11:19:09

In early April, eight armed raiders boarded the container ship Fouma as it entered the port of Guayaquil, Ecuador. They fired warn...

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Pirates Attack Second Vessel in Gulf of Guinea Kidnapping Five Crew

By The Maritime Executive 07-03-2020 07:37:33

A cargo vessel was the latest target of pirates in the waters off Benin. This attack came just one day after reports of an even mo...

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Pirates Kidnap Nine Nigerian Nationals in Unusual Offshore Attack

By The Maritime Executive 07-02-2020 09:30:17

Reports are coming in of another Nigerian pirate incident in the Gulf of Guinea. While it is a difficult area of the global, repor...

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Cypriot Shipowners Call for Action on Gulf of Guinea Kidnappings

By The Maritime Executive 05-28-2020 04:51:11

In a statement Thursday, the Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) expressed "growing frustration at the ineffectiveness of the inter...

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Georgian Sailors Freed After Piracy Incident in Gulf of Guinea

By The Maritime Executive 05-26-2020 05:42:47

Nine Georgian sailors are reportedly on their way home after having been kidnapped by pirates in the waters off Nigeria. This is j...

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Product Tanker Boarded and Robbed off Port-au-Prince

By The Maritime Executive 05-21-2020 09:56:14

The product tanker Tosna Star was boarded and robbed by armed pirates off the port of Port-au-Prince, Haiti last Sunday, according...

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Nigerian Navy Thwarts Hijacking of Chinese Fishing Vessel

By Dr. Ian M. Ralby 05-17-2020 11:18:00

The Chinese fishing trawler Hailufeng 11, licensed to fish in Côte d’Ivoire, was taken by pirates on Thursday, May 14...

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Armed Guards Repulse Pirate Attack on Product Tanker

By The Maritime Executive 05-17-2020 09:51:36

[Brief] On Sunday afternoon, guards aboard the tanker Stolt Apal successfully repulsed a pirate attack in the Gulf of Aden, accord...

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Seafarers Must Adapt to the Rapid Evolution of Piracy

By Francois Morizur 05-10-2020 07:24:03

In two recent articles, Sea Piracy in 2025: Piracy 2.0? and Countering Gulf of Guinea Piracy Towards 2025 I tried to map out the p...

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Two Kidnapped Off Equatorial Guinea

By The Maritime Executive 05-09-2020 07:27:31

Two crewmembers have been kidnapped from a general cargo vessel off Equatorial Guinea in the Gulf of Guinea, according to security...

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