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Monday, May 1, 2017
FILE PHOTO: An EUNAVFOR warship escorts a merchant vessel in the Gulf of Aden. Photo: EUNAVFOR
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Declining Vigilance Threatens Return of Somali Piracy, Watchdog Says

Despite reduced pirate activity off the western Indian Ocean in recent years, the pirate networks responsible for the original Somali piracy crisis have

May 1, 2017
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Pirates Kidnap Eight from Tug Off Nigeria, Attack Tanker
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Pirates Kidnap Eight from Tug Off Nigeria, Attack Tanker

Armed pirates kidnapped eight crew members from tug operating off Nigeria on Wednesday, while another tanker was targeted in the general area, the

April 20, 2017
Total Views: 22

Monday, March 6, 2017
Pirates Release Sailors Kidnapped from BBC Caribbean Off Nigeria
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Pirates Release Sailors Kidnapped from BBC Caribbean Off Nigeria

Pirates have released all eight crewmembers kidnapped from the general cargo ship BBC Caribbean off the coast of Nigeria last month, the Russian embassy has

March 6, 2017
Total Views: 27

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Pirates Storm Container Ship Off Guinea
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Pirates Storm Container Ship Off Guinea

CONAKRY, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Pirates stormed a container ship off the coast of Guinea on Wednesday, making off with money and some of its cargo but

September 21, 2016
Total Views: 55

Sunday, August 21, 2016
Pirates Chased From British Freighter
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Pirates Chased From British Freighter

(TheGuardian) The Nigerian navy used its “superior firepower” late last week to foil a pirate attack on a British-flagged freighter and rescue the crew in

August 21, 2016
Total Views: 50

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
UN Urges Stronger Regional Approach to Gulf of Guinea Piracy
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UN Urges Stronger Regional Approach to Gulf of Guinea Piracy

The United Nations Security Council has called for a comprehensive regional framework to eradicate piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea,

April 26, 2016
Total Views: 5

Pirates Free Turkish Crew Kidnapped Off Nigeria
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Pirates Free Turkish Crew Kidnapped Off Nigeria

ISTANBUL, April 26 (Reuters) – Six Turkish members of a cargo ship’s crew who were kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria two weeks ago have

April 26, 2016
Total Views: 50

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Two Crew Kidnapped from CMA CGM Containership Off Nigeria
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Two Crew Kidnapped from CMA CGM Containership Off Nigeria

Another brazen attack off Nigeria as pirates board and kidnap two crew members from a containership underway. The ship has been identified as the

April 13, 2016
Total Views: 180

Monday, April 11, 2016
Pirates Kidnap Six from Tanker Off Nigeria
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Pirates Kidnap Six from Tanker Off Nigeria

By Alexis Akwagyiram LAGOS, April 11 (Reuters) – Six Turkish members of a cargo ship’s crew have been kidnapped by pirates off the coast of

April 11, 2016
Total Views: 58

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Pirates Release Four Crew Kidnapped From Tanker Off Nigeria
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Pirates Release Four Crew Kidnapped From Tanker Off Nigeria

Four crew members kidnapped from a chemical tanker earlier this month off the coast of Nigeria have been released in good health, the International Maritime

March 30, 2016
Total Views: 52

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea Sign Maritime Security Agreement

ABUJA, March 16 (Reuters) – Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea signed an agreement to establish combined patrols to bolster security in the Gulf of Guinea,

March 16, 2016
Total Views: 8

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Pirates Kidnap Four from Chemical Tanker Off Nigeria
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Pirates Kidnap Four from Chemical Tanker Off Nigeria

Four crew members were kidnapped from a chemical tanker underway off the coast of Nigeria earlier this month.  The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre has

March 10, 2016
Total Views: 61

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Bourbon Crew Kidnapped Off Nigeria
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Bourbon Crew Kidnapped Off Nigeria

Offshore vessel owner Bourbon Offshore has confirmed the abduction of two of its crew members from their vessel off Nigeria. The company says its

February 25, 2016
Total Views: 70

Monday, February 15, 2016
Gulf of Guinea Sees Piracy Drop as Oil Price Deters Looters
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Gulf of Guinea Sees Piracy Drop as Oil Price Deters Looters

By Divine Ramzi (Bloomberg) — Piracy in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea has declined as the price of oil plunged to the lowest level since 2002. While

February 15, 2016
Total Views: 11

Monday, February 8, 2016
Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack of Maersk-Linked Ship
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Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack of Maersk-Linked Ship

By Tony Tamuno and Paul Wallace (Bloomberg) — Nigeria’s navy foiled an attempt by pirates to hijack a container ship operated by A.P. Moeller-Maersk

February 8, 2016
Total Views: 12

Friday, January 22, 2016
Pirates Chase Car Carrier Off Nigeria; First Reported Attack of 2016 in West Africa
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Pirates Chase Car Carrier Off Nigeria; First Reported Attack of 2016 in West Africa

A gang of pirates chased and fired at a car carrier off the coast of Nigeria this week in what is believed to be the first pirate attack in

January 22, 2016
Total Views: 29

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Nigerian Pirates Release Five Polish Crew
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Nigerian Pirates Release Five Polish Crew

Five crew members kidnapped from a Polish-owned cargo last month off the coast of Nigeria are heading home, according to Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo.

December 8, 2015
Total Views: 39

Sunday, November 29, 2015
Nigeria Probing Abduction of Polish Crew
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Nigeria Probing Abduction of Polish Crew

By Dulue Mbachu (Bloomberg) — Nigeria is investigating the abduction of five Polish crew members after their vessel was attacked by gunmen in the

November 29, 2015
Total Views: 14

Friday, November 27, 2015
Five Kidnapped from Polish Cargo Ship Off Nigeria
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Five Kidnapped from Polish Cargo Ship Off Nigeria

WARSAW, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Pirates attacked a Polish-owned cargo vessel off the Nigerian coast and kidnapped its captain and four crew, Polish

November 27, 2015
Total Views: 20

Monday, November 16, 2015
Kidnapped Crew Released in Nigeria
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Kidnapped Crew Released in Nigeria

Four crew members who were kidnapped from an cargo ship off the Niger Delta in October have been freed in Nigeria, according to reports. The four men, two from

November 16, 2015
Total Views: 16
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