Thursday, July 7, 2016
Maritime News

Sailors Released After Two Years Imprisonment in Nigeria

The 11-strong crew of the MT Maro have finally been released after being held for two years in Nigeria. Revd Boet van Schalkwyk, a chaplain for international maritime charity, Sailors’...

July 7, 2016
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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Maritime News

Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea Sign Maritime Security Agreement

ABUJA, March 16 (Reuters) – Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea signed an agreement to establish combined patrols to bolster security in the Gulf of Guinea, which has been plagued by piracy...

March 16, 2016
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Thursday, February 25, 2016
Maritime News

Bourbon Crew Kidnapped Off Nigeria

Offshore vessel owner Bourbon Offshore has confirmed the abduction of two of its crew members from their vessel off Nigeria. The company says its vessel Bourbon Liberty 251 come under attack Tuesday...

February 25, 2016
Total Views: 28

Monday, February 8, 2016
Maritime News

Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack of Maersk-Linked Ship

By Tony Tamuno and Paul Wallace (Bloomberg) — Nigeria’s navy foiled an attempt by pirates to hijack a container ship operated by A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S with 25 sailors on board....

February 8, 2016
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Crew Transfer Helicopter Crashes Off Lagos

Bristow Helicopters has confirmed that eleven people have been rescued after one of its helicopters was involved in a controlled water landing near Lagos at about 10.25 a.m. local time...

February 3, 2016
Total Views: 75

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Nigerian Pirates Release Five Polish Crew

Five crew members kidnapped from a Polish-owned cargo last month off the coast of Nigeria are heading home, according to Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo. The captain and four crew...

December 8, 2015
Total Views: 17

Monday, November 16, 2015
Maritime News

Kidnapped Crew Released in Nigeria

Four crew members who were kidnapped from an cargo ship off the Niger Delta in October have been freed in Nigeria, according to reports. The four men, two from Lithuania...

November 16, 2015
Total Views: 6

Monday, October 26, 2015

Tanker Involved in Fatal Collision Off Nigeria – EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

  Up to nine personnel from a self-propelled barge may have been killed after their vessel collided with a Marshall Islands-flagged tanker in Nigerian waters earlier this month. An anonymous source tells...

October 26, 2015
Total Views: 38

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Maritime News

Nigeria’s Oil Exports Under Threat From Theft Crackdown

  By Libby George LONDON (Reuters) – Nigeria’s latest effort to combat theft could imperil its oil income lifeline, compounding the damage the crude price fall has done to its...

October 1, 2015
Total Views: 21

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Nigeria Lifts Nonsensical Tanker Ban

  LONDON, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Nigeria has lifted a ban on 113 vessels into its territorial waters, a letter from the NNPC seen by Reuters on Thursday showed. The...

September 10, 2015
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Nigeria’s Sudden Tanker Ban Dumbfounds Just About Everyone

  By Libby George and Julia Payne LONDON/ABUJA, Aug 5 (Reuters) – The Nigerian president’s sudden, unexpected and seemingly unilateral decision to ban nearly 100 oil tankers from the country’s...

August 5, 2015
Total Views: 6

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Maritime News

INTERTANKO Livid Over Nigeria Tanker Ban

  By Jonathan Saul LONDON, July 23 (Reuters) – A ban on 113 oil tankers by Nigerian state oil company NNPC must be lifted immediately as no grounds have been...

July 23, 2015
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Monday, July 20, 2015

Nigeria NNPC Bans 113 Oil Tankers from Nigerian Waters

  By Libby George LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s state oil company NNPC has banned 113 oil tankers from the country’s waters, citing a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari,...

July 20, 2015
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Maritime News

Nigerian Trader Sues Glencore Over Failed Payments for Sailors’ Release

Glencore Plc is being sued by a former representative in Nigeria who says the commodities trader promised him $5 million to help free 15 Russian sailors detained on suspicion of smuggling guns.

June 24, 2015
Total Views: 49

Friday, June 19, 2015
Maritime News

Nigeria’s First Major Shipyard Project Receives $1.5 Billion Investment

Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company (NLNG) is sponsoring the construction of the first major ship yard in Africa's biggest economy at the cost of $1.5 billion, in its attempt to turn the country into a hub for maritime operations on the continent.

June 19, 2015
Total Views: 134

Monday, April 13, 2015

Bourbon Offshore: Three Kidnapped from Crewboat Off Nigeria

French offshore services provider Bourbon Offshore confirmed Monday that three crewmembers have been kidnapped one of its crewboats off the coast of Nigeria. In a statement, Bourbon said that three were...

April 13, 2015
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Maritime News

Nigeria Parliament Says Shell Should Pay $4 Billion for 2011 Bonga Oil Spill

Nigeria's National Assembly said on Wednesday oil major Shell should pay $3.96 billion for a 2011 spill at its offshore Bonga oilfield in the latest assessment of damage to the environment.

November 26, 2014
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Pirates Launch Deadly Niger Delta Attacks

Pirates have launched a spate of attacks in the creeks of Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region since last Thursday, killing three policemen and abducting at least nine people, security officials said.

October 27, 2014
Total Views: 263

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Ebola Virus Hits Bourbon’s First-Half Results

The deadly Ebola outbreak in Nigeria is affecting Bourbon SA’s operations, the supplier of ships and crew to energy producers said after reporting it swung to a loss in the first half partly on industry cost cutting.

September 3, 2014
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Doctor Dies of Ebola In Nigeria’s Oil Hub Port Harcourt

A doctor in Nigeria's oil hub of Port Harcourt has died from Ebola after treating a contact of a Liberian-American man who was the first recorded case of the virus in Africa's most populous country, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

August 28, 2014
Total Views: 4