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Have states/companies placed a military/private security presence on oil platforms in the Gulf of Guinea to ensure security against piracy?

States with a coastline on the Gulf of Guinea have to deal with the tremendous problem of maritime piracy. There are some regional cooperation programs as well as a EU special program to improve ...
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Is an act of piracy by a navy an act of war/aggression?

Under international law - is the ship flagged under one state, say Sweden, the territory or under the sovereignty of that state (A)? And thus: does an act of piracy, specifically by the armed forces/...
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What actions against pirates are legal for private ships?

I've watched the film The Trouble with Pirates [IMDb] and the one thing that is most surprising to me is that those captured ships offered no resistance and were virtually defenseless. The pirate ...