Eight Sailors Kidnapped From Greek Tanker in Cameroon

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By Sotiris Nikas 31 December 2019, 09:40 EET Updated on 31 December 2019, 12:18 EET Five Greeks, two Filipinos and a Ukrainian were abducted by unidentified assailants from the Greek-flagged tanker ‘Happy Lady’ while the vessel was anchored two nautical miles from Limboh port in Cameroon. The attack on the 28 crew-member ship took place in the early hours Tuesday, the Greek Shipping …

Pirates kill one, kidnap four in Gabon capital attack

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Pirates attacked four ships in Libreville harbour, government spokesman says. A Gabonese captain was killed and four Chinese sailors abducted on Saturday in Gabon’s capital, Libreville, following an attack by pirates in the city’s harbour, the government has said. “Pirate attacks were perpetrated … against four ships,” government spokesman Edgard Anicet Mboumbou Miyakou said on Sunday. Pirate attacks are unusual in the harbour, but …

Pirates Abduct Twenty Indian Seafarers Off Togo

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file photo BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE  2019-12-15 15:34:57 The Marshall Islands-flagged tanker Duke was attacked on Sunday as she sailed from Luanda, Angola, to Lomé, Togo. Six pirates boarded the vessel about 115 nautical miles south-east of Lomé and kidnapped all but one on board – believed to be a Nigerian national. The remaining crew of 20 Indian seafarers were kidnapped. According to analysts …

Pirates Kidnap Crew of Supertanker Off Nigeria

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December 4, 2019 by Bloomberg By Olivia Konotey-Ahulu (Bloomberg) Pirates boarded a fully loaded supertanker off the coast of Nigeria, an act that is sure to ring alarm bells for insurers about the risk of collecting oil from Africa’s biggest producer. Nineteen crew were kidnapped and remain missing, a spokeswoman for Navios, the ship’s owner said by phone Wednesday. The incident happened …