"Kidnappings have yet again proven to be a lucrative business for the pirates"

The risk of crew kidnappings on board large merchant ships is increasing off the coast of West Africa, assesses the CEO of Risk Intelligence, Hans Tino Hansen to ShippingWatch. Kidnappings are much more effective for pirates right now.
Photo: Finn Frandsen/Polfoto/Arkiv
Photo: Finn Frandsen/Polfoto/Arkiv

Crews on board the large merchant vessels have yet again become a popular target among pirates and criminals operating off the cost of West Africa.

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