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Sailors Abducted In The Gulf Of Guinea

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Global Dryad Reports that pirates attacked the Cameroon-flagged cargoship “Cap Saint Georges” 48 nautical miles west of Bayelsa on December, 10. An unknown number of pirates got on board and abducted five crew members – the citizens of Cameroon, one of Ghanaian, and one of Sierra Leone. The ship arrived to Lome on December 13th where reported the attack.

Since the start of December this is the 8th piracy attack in the Gulf of Guinea. There were 4 attacks and 3 boardings , approaches in December. If prevues attacks were unsuccessful, so this one in contrast was.

In total 130 kidnapped sailors in the Gulf of Guinea HRA in 2020. Dryad notes that there has been a spike in piracy attacks in the region in recent weeks. These incidents raised the risk rating for the Gulf of Guinea HRA to critical.

Crime in the Gulf of Guinea treats like a dry season to drive small boats further from the shore. The IMB recommends that vessels stay at least 200–250 nautical miles offshore. Vessels are advised to maintain the highest level of vigilance and have. Dryad warned that they believe the pirates operating in the area are becoming more desperate and approaching a wider range of targets.

The owners are advised to purchase all necessary equipment to protect the crew-members and vessels.

All Image Credits – The EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia

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