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Call for action after pirate attack on Torm ship

Danish Shipping says security in the Gulf of Guinea must be raised, after pirates boarded a Torm tanker over the weekend. The 20-man crew made it to safety in the ship's citadel.

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Following Saturday's pirate attack on Torm Alexandra, industry association Danish Shipping now thinks security in the Gulf of Guinea must be raised.

The Danish-owned Torm vessel was located in the Gulf of Guinea west of Africa near Lomé in Togo when the attack occured. The entire crew made it to safety in the specially designed safety room, the citadel, said Torm Saturday.

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