SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
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Piracy attacks increase in African waters

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The hijacking of a small Iranian fishing vessel off Somalia, was the latest incident in a series of hijackings in the so-called High Risk Area (HRA) off Somalia. Although the region had seen piracy incidents decreasing, in recent times they have been revived.

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INTERCARGO: Piracy remains ‘significant threat’ to shipping

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INTERCARGO expressed its concern over the latest piracy incident off Nigeria, where a 57k dwt bulk carrier was attacked by pirates 35 miles south of Brass, kidnapping 10 crewmembers. The Association noted that this incident is a vivid reminder that piracy as an organised criminal activity remains a significant threat to international shipping, trade, and the people who serve it. 

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Pirates attack Greek bulk carrier in Nigeria

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The ship was heading to Port Harcourt from Lagos when it was attacked, with the pirates being in control of the ship for about an hour. According to sources, among the crewmembers kidnapped are the master of 'Skylight' and senior officers. The crew members that remained on the vessel managed to guide the ship to Port Harcourt.

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Pirates release six crew men abducted off Nigeria

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The six crew members, who were kidnapped by pirates from the container ship 'Demeter', off the coast of Nigeria, were released after over three weeks of captivity. The six men, including the captain, were abducted from the Liberian-flagged vessel, while underway, off Bonny, on 21 October.

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