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Significant drop in pirate attacks in Gulf of Guinea

For many years, operating in the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa has been a hazardous undertaking for the merchant fleet. The number of pirate attacks is rapidly decreasing, a new report shows.

Den danske fregat Esbern Snare, der i næste måned indsættes i Guineabugten ud for Vestafrika for at bekæmpe pirater.

In the first nine months of the year, sailing through the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa has been safer than it has been for many years.

The Gulf of Guinea has been plagued by extensive pirate attacks against shipping companies, but a new report released by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) shows that the trend has shifted markedly this year.

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