After a period of quiet, West Africa’s maritime crime cycle begins again.
Pirates stormed a container ship off the coast of Guinea on Wednesday, making off with money and some of its cargo but leaving the crew unharmed, the government said.
They fired guns and briefly held the crew hostage while they were looting the ship namedWendok, Guinea government spokesman Albert Camara said by telephone.
He did not have details of the flag Wendok was flying under, the company running it, what its cargo was nor the nationalities of the crew.
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Security and Risk Report 15/03/23
MAST’s security report issue 365 is available to read now. In the Gulf of Guinea, two incidents have been reported in the period observed. Nigeria’s