Crew kidnap on the rise

Crew kidnap overtakes cargo theft.

Armed attacks on ships in West African waters rise – report

BY JOE BAVIER

Armed attacks on ships in West African waters nearly doubled in 2016, with pirates increasingly focused on kidnapping their crew for ransom off Nigeria’s coast, a report said on Tuesday.

A recent spate of attacks off Somalia, meanwhile, may also indicate a resurgence of piracy in East Africa as a result of less vigilance, the Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) project said.

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Source: thestar.com.my

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