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Maritime piracy hits lowest level in 28 years

Number of piracy attacks against merchant ships is at the lowest level since 1994, according to IMB's annual report. The Gulf of Guinea – where Danish frigate Esbern Snare was in action in November – is still the hotspot for piracy at sea.

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The piracy activity at sea is at its lowest in 28 years, and the number of attacks in the Gulf of Guinea decreased from 81 in 2020 to 34 in 2021.

The data stems from the International Maritime Bureau's (IMB) annual report on piracy that describes the Gulf of Guinea as the main hotspot for piracy.

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