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Pirates Steal Cargo from Product Tanker in Western Gulf of Guinea

Published Jan 26, 2022 1:43 PM by The Maritime Executive

Pirates boarded a tanker working as a bunkering vessel in the Gulf of Guinea region and reportedly stole cargo from the ship befor...

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EU Renews its Commitment to Anti-Piracy Patrols in Gulf of Guinea

Published Jan 22, 2022 2:05 PM by The Maritime Executive

The European Union (EU) intends to carry on with the deployment of its member states' warships in the Gulf of Guinea to s...

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EU Concerned by the Looming Expiry of Anti-Piracy Mandate off Somalia

Published Jan 16, 2022 11:34 PM by The Maritime Executive

Somalia is embroiled in a political crisis as tensions soar between its president and prime minister. With parliamentary elections...

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IMB: Global Piracy Reached a 28-Year Low in 2021

Published Jan 13, 2022 7:47 PM by The Maritime Executive

Maritime piracy and armed robbery attacks reached the lowest recorded level since 1994, according to the newly released annual rep...

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Bimco: W. African Nations Should Prosecute Captured Pirates

Published Jan 7, 2022 3:09 PM by The Maritime Executive

Responding to the release by Danish prosecutors of three Nigerians accused of acts of piracy against commercial shipping, Bimco re...

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Danish Navy Sets Three Suspected Pirates Free

Published Jan 6, 2022 9:25 PM by The Maritime Executive

The Danish frigate Esbern Snare has provided three captured pirates with a free rubber dinghy and an outboard so that they can ret...

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One Crew Member Killed, Six Kidnapped in New Gulf of Guinea Incident 

Published Dec 30, 2021 6:39 PM by The Maritime Executive

As if to prove that the scourge of piracy is far from over despite the reports of the significant decrease in the Gulf of Guinea r...

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2021 Was a Historic Low Point for Piracy, But Many Threats Remain

Published Dec 29, 2021 7:16 PM by Francois Morizur

Global piracy in 2021 is at its lowest level since 1994. Moreover, this level is achieved with the inclusion of many incidents tha...

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Nigeria Promotes Decline in Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Published Dec 20, 2021 6:17 PM by The Maritime Executive

Nigerian authorities are seeking to highlight the decline of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea as they work to rehabilitate the reputat...

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Crew Reported Kidnapped in New Incident in Gulf of Guinea

Published Dec 13, 2021 7:31 PM by The Maritime Executive

After a seeming lull in attacks of merchant ships in the Gulf of Guinea with the increased international presence in the region, a...

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