Tuesday, January 14, 2014
c-retriever PSV

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
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
mt althea
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
platform supply vessel boat ship offshore osv

“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: 2

Saturday, October 26, 2013
psv fpso platform supply vessel offshore

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: 17

Friday, October 25, 2013
marint c-retriever ais track

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: 19

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: 29


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: 7

Thursday, October 17, 2013
piracy map gulf of guinea
Maritime News

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: 9

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
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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
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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: 40

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: 21

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: 19

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
sp atlanta
Maritime News

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
bonga fpso, shell, nigeria

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
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
bonga fpso shell oil production

Shell and Chevron Move Offshore as Nigerian Risks Mount

July 31 (Bloomberg) — At Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s compound in the Nigerian city of Warri, the gate is locked, the grounds are empty and grass has overgrown since Europe’s...

July 31, 2013
Total Views: 38

Monday, July 8, 2013
nigeria lng terminal shell

Nigerian Court Again Orders End to Blockade of LNG Ships

Nigeria's federal court in Lagos reiterated an order for the maritime security agency to end a blockade of Nigeria's liquefied natural gas company (NLNG) ships that is costing an estimated $22 million a day, a lawyer said.

July 8, 2013
Total Views: 4

Sunday, June 23, 2013
nigeria lng terminal shell

Nigeria LNG Bay Is Blockaded by Maritime Agency Halting Exports

Nigeria LNG Ltd. said the country’s maritime regulator issued it a ship detention order today, halting exports and detaining three of its vessels in “flagrant disregard” of a court order.

June 23, 2013
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