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Piracy in Gulf of Guinea is a source of concern for shipping despite fewer attacks

Few pirate attacks are taking place in the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa. However, it's too soon for shipping companies to lower their guard, says Risk Intelligence at a security webinar.

Photo: Finn Frandsen/Politiken/Ritzau Scanpix

In recent months, pirates carrying out kidnappings of seafarers and attacks on vessels in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of West Africa have been keeping a low profile.

At least, there have been almost no incidents involving pirates in open sea.

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