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Call for military intervention to combat maritime kidnapping surge
 

The global shipping industry has sounded the alarm over a surge in kidnappings at sea, and called for greater military protection from pirates for vessels operating in dangerous waters.

Highly organised pirate gangs operating off the West African coast are increasingly targeting the crew of merchant ships rather than cargo or fuel, industry figures warned.

“What’s changed is the number of guys they’re taking ashore,” said John Stawpert, a security expert at the International Chamber of Shipping, a trade association for owners and operators. “Right now, the crew is where the money is.”

https://splashbroadcasting.com/call-for-military-intervention-to-combat-maritime-kidnapping-surge/
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