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Nigeria: ISPS Code Compliance

ISPS woes continue for country's ports. Nigeria: ISPS Code Compliance - 58 Port Facilities Risk Losing Patronage With only 22 ports facilities already compliant with the International Ship and Port Facility Security ...
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UK must tackle W. African piracy

Concern over 'perfect storm' in region.  Former head of Royal Navy says Britain must do more to tackle piracy off west Africa West Africa is facing a “perfect storm” of piracy, disease ...
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Nigerian pirates in violent gunfight

Confusing reports over death of JTF member.  JTF, pirates clash in Bayelsa Yenagoa – A soldier attached to the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, codenamed Operation Pulo Shield, was yesterday feared dead, ...
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Pirates prefer energy cargo

Black market for oil proves lucrative for thieves. Pirates prefer energy cargo – Analysis By Vijay Sakhuja Early this month, pirates released the hijacked MT Sunrise 689, a small product tanker bound for ...
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Secure anti-piracy anchorages

Despite piracy in region, SAAs have so far been 100% effective. SAA offers secure, legal anchorage against pirates in Nigerian waters By Lee Hong Liang from Singapore A partnership project between the Nigerian Navy, Ocean Marine ...
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Pirates attack Nigerian passenger boat

Maritime crime and piracy continues to dog Bayelsa State. Pirates Attack Passenger Boat In Bayelsa, Abduct Two Women, Two Children Dare-devil gunmen suspected to be sea pirates on Saturday attacked a passenger speed boat ...
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Piracy in West Africa

Piracy remains a global issue, but few stop to consider how it affects those closest to it: crew. Piracy in West Africa by Douglas B. Stevenon, Director, Center for Seafarers’ Rights Somali pirates ...
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Maritime Crime Figures for Q3 2014

Dryad releases their figures for the third quarter of the year.  Maritime Crime Figures for Q3 2014 Gulf of Guinea The spike in the number of kidnapping incidents that occurred in Nigerian waters ...
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Angola Modernizes Navy

New vessels to combat piracy, smuggling and illegal fishing.  Angola Modernizes Navy to Protect Maritime Resources By Francisco Galamas Last month, Brazil and Angola signed a Technical Memorandum of Understanding for the Brazilian navy to support the ...
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Piracy warning ahead of Nigeria election

Analysts all predicting sharp rise in attacks.  Piracy expected to increase ahead of Nigeria's election By Ole Mikkelsen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Piracy will increase in the Gulf of Guinea as Nigeria prepares for an election ...

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