Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Chevron and Edison Chouest Face Lawsuit Over Kidnapping of American Supply Boat Captain

Nearly a year to the day after Edison Chouest’s supply vessel C-Retriever was hijacked and its captain and chief engineer kidnapped off Nigeria, a lawsuit has been filed in Houston...

October 21, 2014
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Friday, April 4, 2014
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Kidnapped off Nigeria – An American Ship Captain Unveils the Truth

Surrounded by rolling cornfields, Sidney, Illinois is a sleepy midwestern town with a population hovering just above 1,000. Captain Wren Thomas III grew up on a farm here, about as...

April 4, 2014
Total Views: 165

Saturday, November 16, 2013
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$2 Million in Cash Allegedly Paid to Release American Hostages in Nigeria

In an emailed statement today from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, a.k.a MEND, the Americans kidnapped from the Edison Chouest-owned supply vessel C-Retriever were released last...

November 16, 2013
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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Nigerian Pirates Release American Captain and Chief Engineer – UPDATE

Nigerian pirates have released two U.S. sailors kidnapped from an oil supply vessel off the coast of Nigeria last month, the U.S. State Department has learned.

November 12, 2013
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Sunday, October 27, 2013
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Edison Chouest Threatened by Nigerian Locals Before Kidnapping

gCaptain sources note that the primary driver of piracy offshore Nigeria is the fuel theft trade, however as we reported last week, hiring local workers is another hot-button issue, one...

October 27, 2013
Total Views: 34

Friday, October 25, 2013
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Betrayal On Board the PSV C-Retriever? Or Perhaps a Deal Gone Bad?

Very little information is available about the circumstances surrounding the capture of the two Americans from the platform supply vessel, C-Retriever on Wednesday, yet Automatic Identification System (AIS) track data...

October 25, 2013
Total Views: 28

Thursday, October 24, 2013
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Americans Kidnapped from Supply Boat Offshore Nigeria, Victim’s Family Interviewed

“Things are definitely getting more intense here,” remarked one of our sources working offshore Nigeria this afternoon. A security boat manned with Joint Task Force (JTF) Nigeria personnel was allegedly...

October 24, 2013
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Nigerian Navy To Attempt Rescue Of American Captain And Chief Engineer

As first reported by gCaptain on Wednesday… ABUJA/WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Pirates attacked an oil supply vessel off the Nigerian coast and kidnapped the captain and chief engineer, both U.S....

October 24, 2013
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