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        Police rescue 28 fishermen abducted by pirates in Akwa Ibom

        The Akwa Ibom State Police Command says it has rescued 28 fishermen kidnapped by a five-man gang in Akwakpa, in Uruan Local Government Area of the state.

        Nigeria & shipping industry launch strategy to eliminate piracy in GoG

        The Government of Nigeria and a coalition of global shipping stakeholders have launched a new strategy to end piracy, armed robbery, and kidnapping in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG).

        Nigeria outlaws ransom payments

        The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill imposing jail terms of at least 15 years for paying a ransom to free someone who has been kidnapped, and made the crime of abduction punishable by death in cases..

        West Africa: the decline of piracy in 2021

        The Gulf of Guinea has been the global epicentre of maritime crime and piracy for some time now. However, throughout 2021 the well-established trend of increasing incidents, often involving the..

        Kidnapping - 12nm NE FPSO Ceibo

        Reporting indicates that a Chinese fishing vessel has come under attack whilst operating offshore Equatorial Guinea Mbini Area. The attack is reported to have occurred within territorial waters.

        Kidnapping - 48nm SW Luba

        Reporting indicates that a containership has been attacked at location 03 11 N -007 49 E, 48nm SW Luba.

        West Africa: where have the pirates gone?

        The Gulf of Guinea has been the global epicentre of maritime crime and piracy for some time now. However, throughout 2021 the well-established trend of increasing incidents, often involving the..

        National Oil Corporation (NOC) Kidnapping

        The National Oil Corporation (NOC) condemns the kidnapping of two of its employees and demands their immediate release.

        Gunmen attack passenger boat, kidnap eight in Rivers

        Eight persons who were travelling to Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on a passenger boat have been kidnapped along the Kula-Abonrma waterway in Rivers State.

        Deep Blue Project: How Will Success Be Measured?

        Nigeria’s delayed ‘Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure’ framework, also known as The Deep Blue Project (DBP), is finally set to commence this month, several years..