Experts Work to Beef Up Gulf of Guinea Security

Experts are working to beef up security in the Gulf of Guinea, through which an estimated 40 percent of Europe’s oil imports and 29 percent of U.S.-bound petroleum products pass annually.
According to a report from the International Maritime Bureau, the gulf located off the central part of the West African coastline is becoming a new hot spot for piracy, with potential to eclipse the scale of high-seas crime seen off the Horn of Africa. Fifty-eight pirate attacks were recorded …

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