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OBP; PIRACY AND ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS IN THE GULF OF GUINEA: 2015


GoG: The Gulf of Guinea is the most dangerous region for seafarers with a rise in violence across the year and an increase in kidnap-for-ransom in the fourth quarter of 2015.

  • States in the Gulf of Guinea region continue to increase maritime security and cooperation, but capacity is still

lacking.

  • The duration of kidnap and ransom incidents is consistent with 2014 (2 and 3 weeks of captivity) however, there has been a significant increase in violence including physical abuse and mock executions in 2015.

  • Increased Nigerian law enforcement patrols have forced pirates to change their business model, and pirates have had to expand their range beyond Nigerian waters in search of targets.

Full report here Oceans Beyond Piracy GoG Report

Image: All reported attacks in the Gulf of Guinea in 2015

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