Benin The New Front In The Piracy Wars

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Friday, August 12, 2011

'Piracy Soars' Off Coast Of Benin -- BBC

Piracy has become more common off the coast of West Africa the International Maritime Bureau has said.

The head of the bureau, Capt Pottengal Mukundan, said there were 15 attacks off the coast of Benin in the first half of the year.

He said pirates often sailed hijacked tankers to an area where another tanker waited to collect its siphoned fuel.

The mode of attack, he said, was similar to that used by pirates operating off the coast of Nigeria.

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More News On The Problem Of Piracy Off The Coast Of Benin

Dozens of ships fleeing Benin waters due to piracy - navy -- Reuters

Ships flee Benin waters as piracy spreads -- Pretoria News

Benin seeks Nigeria's help to fight sea pirates -- NEXT (Nigeria)

Benin, Nigerian leaders discuss tackling pirates -- AFP

Benin, Nigerian in moves to end piracy -- Vanguard (Nigeria)

Nigeria: Piracy Rises Off West Africa -- New York Times

African copycat pirates becoming bolder -- IFW

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