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Risk Intelligence: Pirates off West Africa not withdrawing

Pirates off the coast of West Africa are more violent than those operating off Somalia, says Hans Tino Hansen, CEO of Risk Intelligence, following the attack on a German vessel.

The murder of an engineer and injury of another crew member when German-owned chemical tanker SP Bruxelles from carrier Madaillon was attacked by pirates off the coast of West Africa this week illustrates how dangerous it has become for carriers to send ships and crew to West Africa.

"It's generally dangerous because the pirates off West Africa are more violent than the pirates operating off the coast of Somalia," Hans Tino Hansen, CEO of international maritime intelligence firm Risk Intelligence, tells Ritzau.

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