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Pirate attacks: World shipping groups threaten to report Nigeria to UN

Christian Fernsby |
TWO International shipping groups, Baltic and International Maritime Council, BIMCO, and International Association of Independent Tanker Owners, InterTanko, have threatened to report Nigeria to the United Nations and the United States of America if cogent actions are not taken to stem the recent spike in pirate attacks against their vessels and personnel.


The follow up measure from the groups, Vanguard Maritime Report gathered, would be a deployment of international war ships to Nigerian territorial waters to secure their vessels and personnel if the situation remains the same three months afterwards.

The groups had complained to Nigerian authorities that they have been losing their investments and personnel to criminals in the Gulf of Guinea, GoG, adding that the planned measures of deploying war ships was to protect their investments and personnel.

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