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Piracy and Security
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Kidnappers boarded a product tanker off Bonny and abducted six of the crew members
Criminals are beginning to focus on shipping, and specifically ports, as their centralised systems provide fraudsters with a wealth of target information
The ship was at anchor after being arrested in January 2018 by Nigerian authorities, who claimed it had been engaged in illicit oil trading
Shipping chief executives will be irresponsible if they push cyber-security to strengthened IT teams. Leaders in this sector are bringing in specialist skills to raise the level of familiarity with risk and lift the level of protection
No crew abductions reported during the first quarter in Asia but anti-piracy body maintains its advisory to avoid high-risk areas in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and waters of Eastern Sabah
Piracy declines globally but Gulf of Guinea accounts for more than 50% of incidents
Piracy aside, crew can often end up hostage to coastal states making claims on their vessels
The move comes after discussions between a number of industry representative organisations, including BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping, Intercargo, Intertanko and the Oil Companies International Marine Forum
The UN security council hears that piracy has become more sophisticated and threatens life on land
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