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Pirate attacks expected to double in Gulf of Guinea

2nd December 2013 - 14:56 GMT | by Joyce de Thouars in London

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Paramount Group has predicted that the number of pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea could double in 2014 if governments do not take action to protect their off-shore assets.

‘As stronger counter-piracy measures have developed in East Africa, criminal organisations have come to see coastal assets in West Africa as soft targets. The result is that the waters of the Gulf of Guinea are now the most dangerous in Africa for merchant shipping,’ James Fisher, CEO of Paramount Naval Systems, said at the Maritime & Coastal Security Africa conference in Cape Town that took place from 25 to 27

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Joyce holds a MA degree in Middle Eastern Studies from King’s College London. Before she …

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