Keeping pirates at bay

Experts say the Gulf of Guinea has become hotspot for maritime piracy

Keeping pirates at bay: On board with the Canadian navy off the coast of Nigeria

Anna Cunningham

The warm waters of the Gulf of Guinea beyond the bustling navy dockyard in southern Lagos, Nigeria, can be deceptively calm.

But this stretch of the Atlantic Ocean has become the world’s hotspot for attacks on commercial vessels by heavily armed pirates in speedboats.

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