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The UN security council hears that piracy has become more sophisticated and threatens life on land
The reported attack on the landing craft happened about 135 nautical miles southwest of Brass
There are 26 crew of different nationalities onboard the vessel, with Eastern Pacific saying their safety is its paramount concern
Kidnapped crew members returned home after a month in captivity
A lethal form of piracy that threatens extreme violence against seafarers, rather than the seizure of ships, is becoming commonplace in the Gulf of Guinea
Thieves siphoning off about 150,000 barrels per day of gasoline from pipelines are costing national oil company Pemex more than $3bn a year in lost revenue, according to the government
There were 201 reported incidents of piracy and armed robbery against vessels in 2018 compared with 180 in the same period a year ago
Government agencies focusing on shipping and insurance to police sanctions regime and searching for unusual shipping activity including AIS switch-off as a leading indicator for investigations
A total of 76 incidents of piracy and armed robbery, comprising 62 actual and 14 attempted incidents, were reported in Asia last year
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