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Norwegian shipowners want Nigeria to resolve piracy issues in the Gulf of Guinea

Norway and Denmark are on the same page, says the Norwegian Shipowners' Association, in terms resolving the growing issues of pirate attacks and kidnappings of ships and seafarers in the Gulf of Guinea. But Norway says that Nigeria has the responsibility.

John Hammersmark Photo: Norges Rederiforbund

It is extremely dangerous for commercial vessels to sail through the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of West Africa, and this risk has now reached an unacceptable level, says the Norwegian Shipowners' Association.

Kidnappings, pirate attacks and threats against ships and crews in the region are reported almost on a daily basis, and in November last year, Denmark's military intelligence service FET increased its risk assessment of the area off the coast of West Africa.

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