Monday, July 22, 2013
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News

West African Piracy Threat Continues to Escalate, No End in Sight

July 22 (Bloomberg) — West African pirates will threaten the region’s oil and shipping industries for years as the measures used to curb attacks in the Indian Ocean aren’t able...

July 22, 2013
Total Views: 2

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Interesting

Pirates Release Oil Tanker Hijacked Off West Africa

LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) – Pirates have released an oil products tanker and its 24 Indian crew after it was hijacked off the Gabon coast last week, the vessel’s operator...

July 22, 2013
Total Views: 2

Thursday, July 18, 2013
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News

MT Ocean Centurion Robbed Off Togo, Crew Injured

ABUJA, July 18 (Reuters) – Pirates robbed a chemical tanker off the coast of Togo this week, a maritime agency and a security source said on Thursday, the latest attack...

July 18, 2013
Total Views: 95

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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Piracy

Geden Lines Tanker Hijacked off Gabon [UPDATE]

By Jonathan Saul and Jean-Rovys Dababy LONDON/LIBREVILLE, July 17 (Reuters) – Pirates have hijacked an oil products tanker with 24 crew onboard off the Gabon coast, the vessel’s operator said...

July 17, 2013
Total Views: 64

Monday, July 15, 2013
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News

Pirate Kidnappings Surge in the Gulf of Guinea

Kidnappings of sailors on merchant ships in waters off Nigeria and nearby countries surged in the first half as pirates attacked a broader range of vessels and sought targets farther out at sea.

July 15, 2013
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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Piracy

MDPL Continental 1 Anchor Handling Tug Attacked Offshore Nigeria

ABUJA, June 19 (Reuters) – Pirates in speedboats attacked an oil supply vessel and kidnapped four Indian and Polish crew members in increasingly dangerous waters off Nigeria’s coast last week, two security...

June 19, 2013
Total Views: 28

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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News

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Nearly Doubles, Impact Likely to Surpass $1 Billion

Pirate attacks off West Africa's mineral-rich Gulf of Guinea have almost doubled from last year and threaten to increase the costs and jeopardise the shipping of commodities from the region.

June 18, 2013
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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News

Pirates Attack Tanker Off Nigeria, Crew Kidnapped

ABUJA, May 28 (Reuters) – Armed pirates attacked an oil products tanker off the coast of Nigeria in West Africa and abducted an unknown number of crew, security sources said...

May 28, 2013
Total Views: 4

Monday, April 29, 2013
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Incidents

14 Pirates Storm “City of Xiamen” Containership, 5 Crew Taken

ABUJA, April 29 (Reuters) – Pirates have kidnapped five crew members from a cargo ship off Nigeria, the vessel’s management company said on Monday, part of a growing trend of...

April 29, 2013
Total Views: 36

Monday, March 11, 2013
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Uncategorized

Officers from Hijacked Ship “Esther C” Released by Nigerian Captors

A spokesperson from Carisbrooke Shipping has reported today that the 3 kidnapped officers  from their cargo ship “Esther C,” have been released by Nigerian captors and are “safe and in good...

March 11, 2013
Total Views: 11

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Piracy

Video Illustrates Violence Seen in Attacks Off Nigeria

Some new video has surfaced showing damaged sustained by the offshore supply vessel, MV Walvis 7, following an attack offshore Nigeria. Crew members of the Walvis 7 fell victim to...

March 7, 2013
Total Views: 7

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News

Captain, Chief Engineer, and 2nd Engineer Kidnapped Off Nigeria

ABUJA (Reuters) – Pirates attacked an oil industry supply vessel in Nigerian waters this week and kidnapped three crew, security sources said on Thursday, in the latest attack off the...

March 7, 2013
Total Views: 24

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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News

Kidnapped Sailors Released Unharmed and Without Ransom [UPDATE]

YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) – Six foreign sailors were freed unharmed overnight by pirates who seized them off the coast of Nigeria’s oil-producing region nine days ago, police said on Tuesday....

February 26, 2013
Total Views: 1

Monday, February 25, 2013
Piracy

Nigeria Grants Bail To Russian Sailors Accused of Arms Smuggling

LAGOS, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Fifteen Russian sailors charged with illegally bringing weapons into Nigeria last year were granted bail on Monday and released until a hearing in early April,...

February 25, 2013
Total Views: 1

Thursday, February 21, 2013
News

Nigerian Offshore Attacks Surge As Pirates Advance, Violence Increases

By Joe Brock and Jonathan Saul ABUJA/LONDON (Reuters) – A spike in piracy off Nigeria’s oil-rich coast has shown gangs are willing to venture further afield and use more violent...

February 21, 2013
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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News

Nigerian Pirates Demand $1.3 Million Ransom for Release of Kidnapped Sailors

YENAGOA, Nigeria, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Pirates who kidnapped six foreign sailors from an oil servicing vessel off the Nigerian coast on Sunday are demanding 200 million naira ($1.3 million)...

February 20, 2013
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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Incidents

Six Sailors Kidnapped in Latest Ship Attack Off Nigeria – [UPDATE 2]

By Joe Brock ABUJA, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Pirates kidnapped six foreign sailors when they boarded a ship two days ago off Nigeria’s coast in the latest in a string...

February 19, 2013
Total Views: 7

Friday, February 8, 2013
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News

Pirates Kidnap 3 Sailors from British-Flagged Ship

A spokesman from Carisbrooke Shipping has confirmed that their multi-purpose bulk carrier, the British-flagged Esther C, has been attacked by pirates 85 nautical miles south-southwest of Port Harcourt, Nigeria at...

February 8, 2013
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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News

Pirates Release M/T Gascogne Off the Ivory Coast

Sea Tankers announced Wednesday that pirates have released their product tanker M/T Gascogne after stealing part of the ships cargo and that all 17 crew members are safe. “Sea Tankers...

February 6, 2013
Total Views: 11

Monday, February 4, 2013
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News

French Tanker Hijacked Off Ivory Coast

Update: Port officials from the port of Abidjan have confirmed that the M/T Gascogne was in fact hijacked by pirates while in international waters. Ivory Coast authorities said the Gascogne...

February 4, 2013
Total Views: 5