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Nigeria Launches Deep Blue Campaign to Stop Regional Piracy

Published Jun 10, 2021 8:55 PM by The Maritime Executive

Nigeria marked the official launch of its highly anticipated Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure,...

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Survey Firm Ocean Infinity Buys Private Maritime Security Company

Published Jun 8, 2021 7:59 PM by The Maritime Executive

In an unusual decision to diversify its business, autonomous-vessel operator Ocean Infinity has purchased Ambrey Security, the wor...

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Study: In Nigeria, Illegal Fishing is Linked With Crime and Piracy

Like most countries in West Africa, Nigeria’s coastal waters contain diverse species of fish, which contribute to the food a...

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Gulf of Guinea Pirates Kidnap Crew from Second Ghanaian Fishing Vessel

Published Jun 1, 2021 2:03 PM by The Maritime Executive

Pirates operating in the Gulf of Guinea appear to be expanding their range of activity, possibly in response to the increased patr...

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IMO Calls for Redoubled Efforts to Combat West African Piracy

Published May 24, 2021 1:38 AM by The Maritime Executive

The global maritime community is calling for enhanced efforts to tackle the rising menace of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea with the...

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New Kidnappings as Efforts Grow to Stop Gulf of Guinea Piracy

Published May 20, 2021 7:15 PM by The Maritime Executive

After a lull in piracy activity in the Gulf of Guinea, five crew members were reportedly kidnapped from a Ghanaian fishing vessel...

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Shipping Industry Unites in Effort to Stop Gulf of Guinea Piracy

Published May 17, 2021 5:12 PM by The Maritime Executive

To raise world attention on the threats to shipping in the Gulf of Guinea and take the first steps to improve security, a task for...

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Crewmember Attacked During Armed Robbery in Singapore Strait

Published Apr 26, 2021 9:37 PM by The Maritime Executive

The ReCAAP piracy reporting center has issued a new warning about the risk of boardings and armed robberies in the eastbound lane...

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Abu Sayyaf's Last Known Seafarer Abductees Released

Published Apr 21, 2021 12:53 AM by Ankur Kundu

On April 16, ReCAAP released its first quarter report on piracy and armed robbery targeting ships in Asia. The report marks a 39 p...

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Kidnapped Seafarers Released After Month in Captivity in West Africa

Published Apr 15, 2021 12:36 PM by The Maritime Executive

The fifteen officers and crew kidnapped last month from a chemical tanker sailing in the Gulf of Guinea have been released unharme...

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