Sao Tome Hosts Conference on Gulf of Guinea Piracy

Sao Tome, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, where 18 percent of the worldwide attacks took place, is the focus of an international conference in this capital city.

According to “Safety and Shipping Review 2014” report published by the Allianz Global insurance company, the Gulf of Guinea is a emerging hotbed of piracy, with 48 incidents recorded in 2013, representing 18 percent of attacks worldwide.

The document, which refers to statistics from the International Maritime Bureau, shows that of that total, 31 attacks were carried out by Nigerian criminals.

The aforementioned figure includes two hijackings, 13 vessels boarded and 13 vessels fired upon. One crew member was killed and 36 kidnapped.

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Source: http://www.plenglish.com

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