Tag Archives: Nigeria

Kidnapping on the Rise in the Gulf of Guinea

According to a special advisory warning recently issued by U.K. maritime intelligence provider Dryad Maritime, there has been an increased threat of crew kidnap in the Gulf of Guinea. And since the issue of Dryad’s warning, two further attacks on vessels have taken place within a single week, as two Nigerian-flagged vessels were targeted by […]

Pirates Kidnap Two Near Nigerian Oil Facility

Pirates attacked a tugboat near the Brass River crude oil export terminal in Nigeria, kidnapping the ship’s captain and an engineer, two security sources said. The Italian oil company Eni operates the terminal. Attacks by armed gangs are common along the winding creeks of the Niger Delta, home to Africa’s biggest oil industry. They make […]

Nigerian group claims pirate kidnappings netted $2M ransom | Fox News

The Nigerian group that took credit for freeing two kidnapped American sailors from a supply vessel last month claims the caper netted a $2 million ransom. In an email to the shipping blog G-Captain, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said it arranged the release of the two unidentified crew members […]

US Sailors Held Hostage Off Nigeria Freed – ABC News

Two American sailors kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria last month were released over the weekend and are on their way home, according to two U.S. officials. The civilians, yanked from their oil transport ship by unidentified gunmen, were freed after negotiations successfully yielded a ransom payment, the officials said. They were both […]

Piracy Update: Nautilus Calls for Gulf of Guinea

Nautilus International has expressed concern about the seizure of a master and chief engineer officer from an offshore support vessel operating in the Gulf of Guinea. The two men — both reported to be U.S. citizens — were taken from the U.S.-owned platform supply vessel C-Retriever off the Nigerian coast in the early hours of […]

Pirates Kidnap Two U.S. Sailors Off Nigerian Coast: Sources | Washington Free Beacon

ABUJA/LONDON (Reuters) – Pirates have attacked an oil supply vessel off the Nigerian coast and kidnapped the captain and chief engineer, both U.S. citizens, security sources said on Thursday. Pirate attacks off Nigeria’s coast have jumped by a third this year as ships passing through West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, a major commodities route, have […]

Nigeria: Dutch Navy Seeks Partnership With Nigeria – allAfrica.com

Lagos — The Netherlands government has expressed concern over the increasing rate of insecurity at the Gulf of Guinea. Towards this end it expressed the readiness of its navy to partner with its Nigerian counterpart to ensure that adequate maritime security is provided within the Gulf of Guinea in other to encourage maritime trade. The […]