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16 sailors abducted by pirates in Gulf of Guinea

Three ships attacked by pirates May 1-4 off coasts of Nigeria and Gabon

Alaattin Dogru   | 05.05.2020
16 sailors abducted by pirates in Gulf of Guinea

DAKAR, Senegal

At least 16 sailors have been abducted by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea.

According to reports from international maritime websites, three ships were attacked by pirates May 1-4 off the coasts of Nigeria and Gabon within the borders of the gulf.

At the beginning of May, pirates took control of one of the Panama-flagged oil-laden ships off the coast of Nigeria with a speedboat and kidnapped 10 crew members.

Other attacks were made on fishing boats.

The Gulf of Guinea is known as the world’s most dangerous piracy zone where 90% of global crew member kidnappings take place.


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