Warning: Somali pirates haven’t gone away

Business security organization Control Risks says there has been an upsurge in piracy off the Horn of Africa, with incidents so far in 2017. Between April and May there were five attempted hijacks of vessels, which included two cargo bulk carriers, a chemical tanker, and a combined chemical and oil tanker. There were also at least eight approaches reported by merchant vessels. Control Risks is reminding vessel operators to take ... [+]

Nigerian pirates menace shipping again

Piracy off the Nigerian coastline is on the rise again, warns global consultancy, Control Risks. Attacks in the first four months of this year are 21% higher than at their peak in 2008 and the frequency of incidents is 119% higher compared with the same period in 2015. Control Risks says ... [+]

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