Piracy Surges in Gulf of Guinea
A total of nineteen seafarers have been kidnapped in two separate incidents in the Gulf of Guinea as piracy surges in the region. The first incident involved the heavy lift ship ZHEN HUA 7. According to reporting from Dryad Global, the incident took place November 13 when pirates boarded the ship as it drifted approximately 78 nautical miles northwest of Sao Tome. The incident resulted in fourteen crew being kidnapped. The second incident involved the AM Delta, a general cargo ship registered in Ghana. According to Dryad, the vessel was boarded and five crew kidnapped approximately 44 nautical miles from South Brass, Nigeria.
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