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Old 24-10-2013, 14:27   #1
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Two americans have been taken by Pirates near Nigeria..
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Old 24-10-2013, 15:07   #2
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It would seem the concentration of effort in the gulf of Aden has pushed pirates further away , there were 34 crew hijackings in 2013 in the Gulf of Guinea
I gather the Nigerian Navy intend to mount a rescue
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Re: Pirates!

The International Maritime Bureau has recorded more than 40 attacks in the area this year with 132 crew taken hostage. The gangs usually target the oil vessels to steal the cargo.

"Pirate networks in the Gulf of Guinea are focusing on product theft from tankers and this relatively new type of crime has evolved into a unique and highly lucrative form of maritime crime," said the Risk Intelligence security firm, in its October report*.

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Re: Pirates!

Still, isn't he most likely place to get robbed in the USA?. Yet no one there calls them pirates.
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Re: Pirates!

There are LOTS of pirates in DC.
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