Gulf of Guinea: Maritime Crime – June 2021

Piracy and other maritime crime, which was traditionally perpetrated by criminal gangs operating from Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, is now spreading further afield with several new hotspots emerging throughout the Gulf of Guinea.

Although the waters off Nigeria will likely remain the most prone to piracy and maritime kidnapping incidents for the foreseeable future, Commercial ships operating in areas previously considered at low risk now face an elevated threat level, as Pirate Action Groups are forced to move their operations to new areas.

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