EU and Nigeria Working to Address Issues in the Gulf of Guinea
There has been no letup of incidents in the Gulf of Guinea with new reports of assaults on ships in the region, including another boarding last week. With frustrations growing and calls from European ministers and the shipping lines for action, the Nigerian Authorities and the European Union Council are committing to actions in an attempt to bolster security in the region.
These actions come after a new round of attacks including the murder of one seafarer by pirates in the region. The Turkish ambassador met with officials of The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to discuss the assault and kidnapping of 15 seafarers from the Turkish-operated containership Mozart.
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