Norway tightens security for ships off West Africa

The Norwegian authorities are encouraging ships to expand their safety precautions to include the waters off Angola and the Ivory Coast following pirate attack.

On January 18th the ship MT Kerala was hijacked off the coast of Luanda, the capital of Angola, and released seven days later off the coast of Nigeria. According to Skuld the ship's crew did not expect an attack and was thus not sufficiently protected. But the attack now leads the Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA) to increase the safety recommendations for West Africa.

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