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Pirates have kidnapped three Russians from a Greek-flagged ship off the West African coast Gulf of Guinea

The Russian Embassy in Nigeria says pirates have kidnapped the Russian captain and two crewmen off a ship in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea. Spokesman Artyom Romanov says the pirates hijacked the Greek-flagged SARONIC BREEZE off the coast of Benin on Tuesday and sailed the vessel to Nigeria before abandoning it in waters near Nigeria’s southeastern oil capital of Port Harcourt. He says the pirates have taken three Russian hostages — the captain, second engineer and a cook. Romanov says Russian diplomats are working to secure their release. Ship hijackings and kidnappings of crew are common in the region with hostages often released unharmed after a ransom is paid. Bandits usually target oil tankers and sell the crude but the SARONIC BREEZE is listed as a refrigerated reefer. Source: businessinsider


Why Is It So Hard to Stop West Africa’s Vicious Pirates?

After vanquishing Somali pirates, the world is looking for a playbook that will work in the Gulf of Guinea.
Why Is It So Hard to Stop West Africa’s Vicious Pirates?

With little more than skiffs, ladders, and Kalashnikovs, the pirates of Somalia once hijacked giant cargo ships, extracted millions of dollars in ransom, and forced the world’s navies to send warships steaming to the Gulf of Aden. They stole headlines and Hollywood’s imagination as khat-chewing villains in the hit film Captain Phillips.
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No short-term fix in battle against piracy

Piracy and armed robbery at sea have fallen to their lowest levels in over 20 years, according to data gathered in the first six months of 2016. The decline is in large part a measure of the success achieved by international intervention and regional cooperation.

Two regions that had been piracy ‘hotspots’, the Somali Basin and the Strait of Malacca, have continued to see attacks on shipping fall away. Success in the waters off Somalia follows the deployment of multi-national naval patrols and the steps taken by commercial shipping to improve on-board security measures, including the use of armed guards. Read more…



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The Maritime Security Alliance is a platform of maritime stakeholders aimed to provide ships with non-lethal, non-violent protection against maritime crime. Continuous innovation and creative thinking of its expert team will improve security conditions for seafarers by ensuring effective, legitimate and affordable self-protection measures.

The Maritime Security Alliance offers the service of one single contact for integrated solutions against piracy.

 

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The Maritime Security Alliance is a platform of maritime stakeholders aimed to provide ships with non-lethal, non-violent protection against maritime crime. Continuous innovation and creative thinking of its expert team will improve security conditions for seafarers by ensuring effective, legitimate and affordable self-protection measures.

The Maritime Security Alliance offers the service of one single contact for integrated solutions against piracy.

 

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