Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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Bumi Armada Extended Offshore Nigeria with $381 Million Contract

Malaysian oil field services firm Bumi Armada Bhd said it has secured $381 million worth of contract extensions for its floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in the Oyo field located offshore Nigeria.

February 19, 2014
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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Nigerian Authorities Free Indian Hostages in Rare Victory Against Pirates

Nigerian police have rescued three Indian sailors who were kidnapped from a cargo ship off the coast of Equatorial Guinea last month, a rare success story in its fight against piracy.

February 1, 2014
Total Views: 3

Monday, January 27, 2014
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MEND Claims Responsibility for Attack on JTF Patrol Boat, Passenger Killed

In an emailed statement to gCaptain, Nigerian militant group, MEND claimed responsibility for an attack on a Joint Task Force (JTF) patrol boat on Saturday 25 January, in the Nembe-Bassanbiri waterways, Bayelsa State. “This relatively...

January 27, 2014
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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Return to Chaos: The 2013 Resurgence of Nigerian Piracy and 2014 Forecast

In the realm of maritime piracy, 2013 may be remembered as the year of the paradigm shift from East to West Africa. In stark contrast to the multinational naval presence in the Gulf of Aden that has put a damper on Somali piracy, Nigeria’s coastal waters saw a surge in attacks – the highest since 2008.

January 14, 2014
Total Views: 36

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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Maritime News

Nigerian Pirates Abduct Ukrainian Captain and Greek Engineer

Pirates have attacked an oil products tanker off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped its Ukrainian captain and a Greek engineer, Greek coast guard officials said on Tuesday.

December 17, 2013
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
c-retriever PSV

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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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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“The Business” Offshore Nigeria Has American Roots

Two American seafarers are currently being held against their will somewhere in Nigeria tonight, kidnapped from the Edison Chouest-owned supply vessel C-Retriever last Wednesday. Our sources close to the situation...

October 29, 2013
Total Views: 5

Saturday, October 26, 2013
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The Fuel Theft Trade Offshore Nigeria Could Make You Rich, Or Kill You

In speaking with sources in Nigeria this week, one thing that has become abundantly clear… the business of fuel theft is the primary driver of piracy in the region, and...

October 26, 2013
Total Views: 29

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
c-retriever PSV

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
Total Views: 41


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
Total Views: 15

Thursday, October 17, 2013
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Pirate Attacks By Heavily Armed Gangs Surge Off Nigerian Coast

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Pirate attacks off Nigeria’s coast have jumped by a third this year with ships passing through West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, a...

October 17, 2013
Total Views: 18

Saturday, October 12, 2013

gCaptain Radio Episode 17 – Piracy In Nigeria

This week marks the 17th episode of gCaptain Radio, a weekly talk show discussion with gCaptain founder John Konrad and radio host Jeff Eckles. gCaptain Radio is recorded each week and available to download via...

October 12, 2013
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Nigeria Drops Arms Smuggling Charges Against Russian Sailors

A Nigerian court dropped charges of arms trafficking against seven Russian sailors on Tuesday, their lawyer said, ending a year-long case that has frayed diplomatic relations between Nigeria and Russia.

October 8, 2013
Total Views: 11

Friday, September 20, 2013

Nigeria’s Stolen Oil is Sold and Laundered Abroad – Report

Stolen Nigerian oil worth billions of dollars is sold every year on international markets and much of the proceeds are laundered in world financial centres like Britain and the United States, a report said on Thursday.

September 20, 2013
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Nigerian Navy Kills 6 Pirates in Latest Crackdown

Nigeria’s navy killed six pirates and injured one other in a gun battle late Sunday off the coast of Calabar in Nigerian and Cameroonian waters.

August 28, 2013
Total Views: 67

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Nigerian Navy Parades Captured Pirates

The four suspected pirates were arrested during one of only two successful operations against a sharp rise in pirate attacks this year - and Nigerian authorities were determined to squeeze the maximum publicity out of their coup.

August 21, 2013
Total Views: 27

Monday, August 19, 2013

Nigerian Navy Kills 12 Pirates in Battle Over Tanker

The Nigerian navy killed 12 pirates in a gun battle as they tried to flee from a fuel tanker they hijacked off the coast of the Gulf of Guinea last week, the navy said on Monday.

August 19, 2013
Total Views: 26

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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Gunmen Release Fuel Tanker Hijacked Off Nigerian Coast

ABUJA, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Gunmen have released a fuel tanker which was hijacked off the coast of Nigeria, security sources and the vessel’s manager said on Wednesday. Indian-based managers...

August 14, 2013
Total Views: 1

Friday, August 9, 2013
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Nigerian Oil Exports To Rise After Bonny Cargoes Added

GENEVA, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Nigeria will export four cargoes of Bonny Light crude oil in September, a shipping list showed, boosting monthly exports for the top African producer to...

August 9, 2013
Total Views: 3