Gulf of Guinea piracy still huge problem

Incidents still short of 2008/9, but pirates remain very active.

Despite Efforts To Combat Attacks, Piracy Remains A Threat

By Velda Addison, Hart Energy

News about pirates boarding vessels, including those carrying oil, kidnapping crew members and stealing whatever valuables they can find have fallen from the headlines in recent years.

But that does not mean the threat is gone.

Despite strides made in reporting incidents, spreading better intelligence, increasing military presence and even placing armed guards on vessels—all of which have perhaps contributed to a drop in attacks—pirates are still up to no good offshore, especially offshore Nigeria and Indonesia.

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