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More than 300 organizations sign declaration against piracy in Gulf of Guinea

The shipping sector is taking firm political action to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea with a joint declaration that serves to step up the fight against pirate attacks. More than 300 maritime companies and organizations have signed the declaration.

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More than 300 shipping companies and organizations have so far signed the Gulf of Guinea Declaration with the aim of stepping up the efforts to fight piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

The purpose of the declaration is to lower the number of pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea by 80 percent before the end of 2023. Last year, more than 95 percent of all piracy attacks against the shipping trade occurred in the Gulf of Guinea. By mid-May, the declaration had received 100 signatures, and that number tripled in less than a month.

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