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Kidnappings in Bay of Guinea likely for another couple of years

Pirate attacks, as was seen in December when crews of 20 were kidnapped, will likely continue another couple of years, warns Risk Intelligence in a new report put together for the tanker sector.

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The fairly high number of kidnappings of crew members in the Bay of Guinea will likely continue in 2020 as well as 2021. At any rate, Risk Intelligence, in a report that was just published, warns the international tanker sector about the development, which has been particularly significant in late 2019, projecting that it could continue for another year or two.

The report was put together for Intertanko, as several of the incidents have seen tanker vessels being attacked by pirates who subsequently kidnapped the crew.

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