MAST’s weekly security report issue 294 is available to read now.
Last week, the IOR saw the first report of an attack by suspected Somali pirates in some time. The attack, just off the Somali coast, was reportedly repelled by embarked armed security guards. In the Gulf of Guinea, Nigerian oil company Aiteo has donated security vessels to the Nigerian Navy to help combat piracy and oil theft in the region.
So far this month, there have been 5,662 reported migrant crossings in the English Channel and the Mediterranean sea. The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan could lead to more migrant crossings to Europe via Libya in the coming months.
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