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One crew member was shot in the leg but Malaysian authorities intervened and rescued the seafarers from the vessel
A report by the Regional Co-operation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia claims three seafarers were abducted from a vessel by about 20 men with guns
The majority of reported attacks took place in Nigeria in 2017, but several attacks in neighbouring countries’ waters in 2018 is a cause of alarm
Faramarz Shahi Savandi and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri allegedly launched cyber attacks using malware known as SamSam to lock data on computers, then demanded payment in bitcoin to unlock the data
The non-governmental organisation operating the Aquarius has flag requests pending with many European states
High alert in Congo as three vessels attacked in a day and some 12 crew believed to have been abducted
High alert in Gulf of Guinea as boxship crew abducted and two vessels attacked within an hour
The bulker's owner, Geneva-based Massoel Shipping, has declined to comment
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