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Yet another ship attacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea. Enough is enough.

Armed security guards on cargo ship pointing machine guns at unseen target

PortandTerminal.com, February 14, 2020 As the number of crew members kidnapped by pirates worldwide decreased, the number reported in the Gulf of Guinea increased from 78 in 2018 to 121 in 2019. HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – From January to September last year, 82% of maritime kidnappings in the world occurred in the Gulf of Guinea, according to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).  …

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Pirates Fire Upon MSC Containership off Nigeria

MSC Container Ship underway. Green forested coastline in background

PortandTerminal.com, January 22, 2020 A group of armed men fired upon a containership believed to be the MSC Grace, while it was underway some 19 nautical miles South West of Bayelsa, Nigeria, on Tuesday, January 21. The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre said that around 15 armed persons chased the vessel in a speed boat before opening fire upon the ship. …

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Pirates kidnap 3 after gunbattle kills 4 armed military personnel

Dredging ship at sea in narrow passage stern facing camera

PortsandTerminal.com, January 5, 2020 Reporting indicates that the Oil Dredger AMBIKA, has been attacked when operating 3nm from the mouths of RAMOS river and 9nm east of the Forcados terminal off of the coast of Nigeria. Dryad is reporting that a gunbattle occurred between the embarked security personnel on the AMBIKA and the pirates. After a heavy exchange of gunfire, …

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