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Pirate attacks persist in West Africa

27th October 2017 - 13:57 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


As 2017 draws to a close, the threat of pirate attacks in the waters of West Africa continues to affect civil and commercial operators.

Just this week an attack made the headlines, when an incident off the coast of Nigeria saw six crew members of a container ship kidnapped. Indeed, a recent report by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) notes that the waters around Nigeria remain risky.

‘In general, all waters in and off Nigeria remain risky, despite intervention in some cases by the Nigerian Navy. We advise vessels to be vigilant,’ said Pottengal Mukundan, director of IMB - a specialised

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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