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Major shipping players join forces to combat piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Nearly 100 carriers, organizations and flag states have signed a declaration aimed at combating piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. The goal is to reduce the number of attacks by at least 80 percent before the end of 2023.

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

The number of pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea must be reduced, which is why nearly 100 carriers, organizations and flag states now join forces in a joint declaration.

The goal is to reduce the number of attacks by at least 80 percent by the end of 2023, says organization Danish Shipping.

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