The world’s most dangerous waters – why piracy in the Gulf of Guinea is still on the rise

In the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean, off the western African coast at the intersection of the Equator and the Prime Meridian, lie the warm waters of the Gulf of Guinea – an area of water that, over the past 2 years, has become the most intense hotbed of global maritime piracy activity… by a long way.

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