Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea – second attack in a week

The Gulf of Guinea, has become the new focal point for African piracy. Just in the last week, pirates have targeted the second tanker of the coast of Bras, Nigeria. In 2013, with Somali pirate activity on the downturn, there were 51 pirates attacks in the Gulf of Guinea in the same year, according to International Maritime Bureau (IMB). West African pirates target oil tanker cargoes, often sold on the West African black market. Crews are also often robbed of their possessions and ransom demanded.