Pirates seize eight Polish crew, three others from ship off Nigeria coast
11 crew members were seized from their vessel off the coast of Nigeria. The pirates have taken them to an unknown location, and the company has stated that it is working with the local authorities to secure the release of the crew. While piracy off the horn of African became a major problem, it has been largely ended by international authorities that developed an effective strategy that removed economic calculus of the attacks, through policing and targeting financiers. Piracy off of the West coast of Africa in the Gulf of Guinea, however, remains a continued threat.