TITLE

THE GROWING PIRATE THREAT IN THE GULF OF GUINEA

AUTHOR(S)
WADE, JARED
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
Risk Management (00355593);Oct2011, Vol. 58 Issue 8, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses pirate threats to shippers in Benin, which lies west of Nigeria along the Gulf of Guinea. Statistics from the International Maritime Bureau's (IMB) Piracy Reporting Center shows that the number of pirate attacks globally increased 36% in January to June of 2011 compared to same period in 2010 with Somali pirates responsible for 60% of these attacks. In 2011, there were reportedly 26 pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea, with 12 attacks on oil tankers in the coast of Benin.
ACCESSION #
66464898

 

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