Pirates have grown active in the Gulf of Guinea recently, with the area increasingly often used as a place of their concentration.
The Gulf has become the second pirate base after Somali.
This came in a statement for reporters in Moscow by the Russian Naval Chief Victor Chirkov.
He pointed out that the sea brigands off Africa’s western coast act on a different pattern than the pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
The latter are normally content with plundering a ship and do not hold ship crews hostage to extort ransoms.
On the situation in the Gulf of Aden, Admiral Chirkov said that Russia sent two Pacific Fleet squadrons to the area in the first six months of this year as part of its anti-piracy mission.
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