Almost half of all pirate attacks take place in Gulf of Guinea

The majority of pirate attacks are still happening in the Gulf of Guinea, estimates the IMB with the release of new numbers on attacks that have been reported in 2021. The total number of pirate attacks is decreasing.

Nigeria Naval Special Forces board a ship during a rehearsal in the Gulf of Guinea. | Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

The occurrence of pirate attacks is still far more frequent in the Gulf of Guinea than anywhere else in the world.

Since January, almost half – 43 percent, specifically – of all reported pirate attacks have taken place in the Gulf of Guinea. Next in line is the Singapore Strait, which has experienced more attacks in the first quarter of the year compared to 2020, informs the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in a report.

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