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Two crew kidnappings reported in Gulf of Guinea in one day

A total of 14 crew members were abducted from two vessels in two separate piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea on 2 July, according to reports by ReCAAP Focal Point (Singapore). The first occurred on a FPSO anchored at Okwori field offshore, Nigeria and the second on a general cargo ship while drifting in the Gulf of Guinea.

Vigilance necessary when transiting Gulf of Aden

During the past few years, there has been a singificant fall in piracy and armed robbery incidents off East Africa. However, the threat has not entirely gone away, as recent incidents indicate.

Pirates attack tanker off Yemen

A total of six pirates attacked a Stolt Tankers tanker, named Stolt Apal, 75 nautical miles off Yemen’s coast on May 17.

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