Shipping’s WAF worries
Busy start to the year in West Africa.
Gulf of Guinea piracy evolving, crew on moving vessels ‘easiest targets’
by Jamey Bergman
With more than 100 incidents of piracy in Nigerian waters in the last 12 months, piracy is becoming a more significant problem for vessels operating in the Gulf of Guinea in spite of a drop in piracy worldwide during 2017.
According to independent brokerage Asket, which publishes its own daily security alerts for the shipping sector, piracy strategies in the Gulf of Guinea are shifting to focus on human crew.
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