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Nigerian Pirates Release Kidnapped S. Korean Fishermen

Published Jul 27, 2020 4:06 PM by The Maritime Executive

Five South Korean fishermen who were kidnapped from the purse seiner Panofi Frontier in the Gulf of Guinea have been released...

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Offshore Supply Vessel Attacked off the Coast of Mexico

Published Jul 27, 2020 3:05 PM by The Maritime Executive

An offshore supply vessel has reportedly been attached in the waters near the Mexican state of Veracruz. This latest attack highli...

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ReCAAP: Piracy on the Upswing in Asian Waters

Published Jul 19, 2020 8:53 PM by The Maritime Executive

The number of piracy and armed robbery incidents reported in Asian waters has more than doubled in the first half of 2020 compared...

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Gulf of Guinea Pirates Extend Their Reach Far from Shore

Published Jul 17, 2020 4:59 PM by The Maritime Executive

Days after the ICC International Maritime Bureau cited the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa as being the most dangerous for commerci...

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IMB: Violent Attacks and Kidnappings Against Seafarers on the Rise

Published Jul 15, 2020 8:30 PM by The Maritime Executive

Violent attacks against ships and their crews rose by 20 percent in the first half of 2020 according to a mid-year update from the...

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How COVID-19 Could Make Maritime Piracy Worse

Published Jul 5, 2020 11:19 PM by The Conversation

In early April, eight armed raiders boarded the container ship Fouma as it entered the port of Guayaquil, Ecuador. They fired warn...

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Pirates Attack Second Vessel in Gulf of Guinea Kidnapping Five Crew

Published Jul 3, 2020 7:37 PM by The Maritime Executive

A cargo vessel was the latest target of pirates in the waters off Benin. This attack came just one day after reports of an even mo...

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Pirates Kidnap Nine Nigerian Nationals in Unusual Offshore Attack

Published Jul 2, 2020 9:30 PM by The Maritime Executive

Reports are coming in of another Nigerian pirate incident in the Gulf of Guinea. While it is a difficult area of the global, repor...

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Cypriot Shipowners Call for Action on Gulf of Guinea Kidnappings

Published May 28, 2020 4:51 PM by The Maritime Executive

In a statement Thursday, the Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) expressed "growing frustration at the ineffectiveness of the inter...

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Georgian Sailors Freed After Piracy Incident in Gulf of Guinea

Published May 26, 2020 5:42 PM by The Maritime Executive

Nine Georgian sailors are reportedly on their way home after having been kidnapped by pirates in the waters off Nigeria. This is j...

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