Danish Shipping is reiterating its calls for more counter-piracy measures in the Gulf of Guinea following the release of seafarers kidnapped from a product tanker.

The Copenhagen-based trade group’s chief executive Anne Steffensen said the hijacking of the 13,700-dwt Monjasa Reformer (built 2003) and the subsequent abduction of six of the ship’s 16 crew members meant piracy in the West African waters is “far from solved”.