Summary of Gulf of Guinea piracy events 2011-2015

Summary of Gulf of Guinea piracy events to 7/22/2015.

2011
Hijacked: 19
Boarding: 41
Fired Upon/Attempted Boarding: 26
Kidnapping: 18
Total: 104

2012
Hijacked: 14
Boarding: 31
Fired Upon/Attempted Boarding: 30
Kidnapping: 14
Total: 89

2013
Hijacked: 11
Boarding: 26
Fired Upon/Attempted Boarding: 43
Kidnapping: 32
Total: 112

2014
Hijacked: 9
Boarding: 33
Fired Upon/Attempted Boarding: 31
Kidnapping: 26
Total: 99

2015 (to 7/22)
Hijacked: 2
Boarding: 24
Fired Upon/Attempted Boarding: 16
Kidnapping: 18
Total: 60

Source: Office of Naval Intelligence.

“Action of 7 February 1813” painting by Louis-Philippe Crépin held in collection at Versailles

Combat de la frégate française ”l’Aréthuse” contre la frégate anglaise ”l’Amélia” sur la côte de Guinée, le 7 février 1813 painting by Louis-Philippe Crépin.

Action between the French frigate Aréthuse (40) and Royal Navy frigate HMS Amelia (38) off the shores of Guinea, West Africa, on 7 February 1813.

The painting is located in the collection at of Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon.

Combat de la frégate française ”l’Aréthuse” contre la frégate anglaise ”l’Amélia” sur la côte de Guinée, le 7 février 1813.