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Security firm rebukes EU for sluggishness in fight against pirates in Gulf of Guinea

Pirates attack merchant vessels like never before in the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa. A record 136 kidnapping attempts were made in 2020, reveals Dryad Global's annual report. The security firm, among other things, criticizes the EU for being too slow.

Released Turkish seafarers reunited with their families after being kidnapped from MV Mozart by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea in January 2021. | Photo: Turkish Foreign Ministry/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

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