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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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U.N. Security Council Explores Ending Somalia Anti-Piracy Resolution

Published Dec 10, 2021 4:42 PM by The Maritime Executive

The U.N. Security Council appears to be preparing to officially bring to a close the more than a decade’s long mission for i...

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Danish Prosecutors Seek to Bring Gulf of Guinea Pirates Home for Trial

Published Dec 9, 2021 8:08 PM by The Maritime Executive

Danish prosecutors are looking for options to bring four captured pirates from the Gulf of Guinea to Denmark to face justice,...

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UN: Despite Lull in Attacks, Somali Pirate Threat is Still Real

Published Dec 6, 2021 3:42 PM by The Maritime Executive

The United Nations has adopted a resolution for continuous vigilance against threats of maritime piracy and armed robbery on the c...

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