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Gulf of Guinea piracy increases

JULY 16, 2012 — The number of pirate attacks worldwide fell sharply in the first half of 2012 says the latest global piracy report from the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). The decline

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Armed guards open fire, pirates back off

GAC Protective Solutions says that a maritime security alert has been issued after an aborted pirate attack was reported around 500 NM east of Socotra on September 29, 2011. The vessel, a