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Kidnappings Accelerate in the Gulf of Guinea

By EOS Risk Group 2018-08-01 10:38:36

According to security firm EOS Risk Group, Nigerian pirates have kidnapped 35 seafarers from vessels in the Gulf of Guinea so far this year. From January through June 2018, EOS recorded 34 Nigerian pirate attacks on merchant and fishing vessels in the Gulf of Guinea. These attacks resulted in the kidnap of 35 seafarers for ransom and the hijacking of several vessels.  “Most concerning this year has been the resurgence of ‘petro-piracy,' involving the hijacking of tankers for oil theft,” said Jake...

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