Kidnappings of seafarers increase big-time the Gulf of Guinea

In the first nine months of the year, kidnappings of seafarers in the Gulf of Guinea has increased considerably. The area accounts for 95 percent of all kidnappings of seafarers.

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The Gulf of Guinea is becoming increasingly dangerous waters for seafarers.

In the first nine months of the year, the number of kidnappings increased by 40 percent in the Gulf of Guinea. The area now accounts for 95 percent of all kidnappings of seafarers around the world, show new numbers from the International Maritime Bureau, IMB, reports Reuters.

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