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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cheap Oil and Nigeria’s Black Market Economy

While the price plunge and its effect on the global economy are evident, we should not forget that illicit economies are equally subjected to market

February 4, 2015
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Greek Officer Killed, Three Others Kidnapped from VLCC Off Nigeria

One officer is dead and three others have been kidnapped following an attack on a Greek-owned VLCC anchored off the coast of

February 4, 2015
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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Ghanian Naval Forces Free Pirated Tanker After Tracking Device Activated

Ghana's navy has freed a tanker ship hijacked off the coast of Nigeria and arrested eight pirates believed to be responsible for seizing it, a military

January 18, 2015
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Pirates Launch Deadly Niger Delta Attacks

Pirates have launched a spate of attacks in the creeks of Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region since last Thursday, killing three policemen and abducting

October 27, 2014
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Expected to Increase Ahead of Election, Experts Warn

Piracy will increase in the Gulf of Guinea as Nigeria prepares for an election next February in order to funnel ransom money into campaign financing,

October 7, 2014
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pirates Attack Tanker Off Ivory Coast

Armed pirates robbed an petroleum products tanker near Ivory Coast's port of Abidjan, a maritime agency and a private security advisor said on Wednesday, in an

September 2, 2014
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Monday, August 11, 2014

Gulf of Guinea Piracy: Open Ocean Ambush Seen As “Game Changer”

An open ocean attack on a product tanker in Gulf of Guinea reminiscent of Somali piracy could represent a significant change for pirates operating off the

August 11, 2014
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Monday, August 4, 2014

Pirates Release Tanker Hijacked Off Ghana

A Kiribati-flagged tanker hijacked off the coast of Ghana last month has been released by pirates, according to the International Maritime

August 4, 2014
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tanker Hijacked Off Ghana -IMB

A Kiribati-flagged tanker has been hijacked by pirates off the coast of Ghana, the International Maritime Bureau has reported.

July 26, 2014
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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pirated Oil Tanker Fair Artemis Found

ACCRA, June 12 (Reuters) - An oil tanker missing for a week off the coast of West Africa was attacked by pirates who stole its cargo, the company that managed

June 12, 2014
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Monday, June 9, 2014

Disturbing the Pond: A Missing Tanker in the Gulf of Guinea

The Fair Artemis’s cargo and sudden disappearance fit the profile of the well-organized tanker hijackings that have plagued the Gulf of Guinea in recent

June 9, 2014
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Friday, June 6, 2014

Greek Tanker Missing, Feared Hijacked Off Ghana

A Greek oil tanker is missing and feared to have been hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of

June 6, 2014
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Monday, May 12, 2014

West African Piracy: Extreme Violence and Inadequate Security

West Africa is home to the world’s most violent pirates—who are now capable of overwhelming armed guards. Last month pirates killed a crewmember during an

May 12, 2014
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Saturday, May 3, 2014
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West African Piracy: 7 Trends You Need to Know

By Major Bryan Abell, USMCR I am not an expert on maritime piracy, nor am I an expert on West Africa. So seven months ago when our Stanford team

May 3, 2014
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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Sailor Killed During Gun Battle With Pirates Off Nigeria

A merchant sailor was killed during a shootout between maritime security forces and pirates last night aboard the Medaillon Reedererei-owned product tanker SP

April 30, 2014
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Friday, April 4, 2014
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Kidnapped off Nigeria – An American Ship Captain Unveils the Truth

Surrounded by rolling cornfields, Sidney, Illinois is a sleepy midwestern town with a population hovering just above 1,000. Captain Wren Thomas III grew up on

April 4, 2014
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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MT Kerala Returned to Angolan Authorities After Hijacking

LUANDA, Feb 25 (Reuters) - An oil tanker hijacked for a week off Angola in January has been returned to the country's authorities, a board member at state oil

February 25, 2014
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Saturday, February 15, 2014
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The Myth of West Africa’s Piracy Problem

By Jessica Knight, Nigeria and its coastal neighbors face a grave security problem in the form of rising maritime crime and militancy in the Gulf of Guinea –

February 15, 2014
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Friday, February 7, 2014
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INTERPOL Investigation Points to Piracy in MT KERALA Disappearance

An ongoing investigation into the January 18 disappearance of a Liberian-flagged product tanker offshore Angola has determined that the vessel was in fact

February 7, 2014
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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Nigerian Authorities Free Indian Hostages in Rare Victory Against Pirates

Nigerian police have rescued three Indian sailors who were kidnapped from a cargo ship off the coast of Equatorial Guinea last month, a rare success story in

February 1, 2014
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