Posted on August 13, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie
According to the Global Maritime report on piracy, Nigeria took the lead for levels of piracy in the second quarter of 2018, taking over from notorious hotspot, Somalia.
As a whole, the Gulf of Guinea saw a significant rise in the number of piracy attacks during the first 6 months of 2018 compared to the same period the previous year.
The number of attacks rose from 87 in the first half of 2017, to 107 incidents in 2018.
31 incidents were recorded in Nigeria's waters in the last 6 months.