Iran Denies Seizing Korean Ship and Holding Crew Hostage
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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 a gang of pirates on February 7 near the Port of Onne in Nigeria, however the video description says that the damage shown was following an attack from sometime in 2012.
During the attack in February, a group of twelve heavily armed men stormed the vessel and kidnapped two crewmembers including the Ukrainian chief engineer.
The video does a good job of depicting the extremely violent nature of the attacks in the region. A related story about the surge of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea can be found at: Nigerian Offshore Attacks Surge As Pirates Advance, Violence Increases
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