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Nigerian shipowners decry restriction of seafarers in Gulf of Guinea

The Nigerian Shipowners’ Association (NISA) has raised the alarm over directive of the Indian, Philippine government restricting seafarers from working in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) over insecurity in the region.
Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Ibok Ete-Ibas

Nigerian Navy arrests 130 vessels in two years

Over 130 vessels have been arrested for various maritime infractions by the Nigerian Navy (NN) since 2017, the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas said on Thursday.
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10 Turkish sailors seized by pirates off Nigerian coast

Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage by armed pirates off the coast of Nigeria on Tuesday, Shipping Company, Kadioglu Denizcilik said.

Pirates kidnap sailors off Nigeria coast

The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) says pirates have stormed an oil tanker off the coast of Nigeria, kidnapping six sailors.

Nigerian pirates abduct six sailors from oil tanker

Pirates off Nigeria’s oil-rich south have stormed a small oil tanker, kidnapping six sailors, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said on Thursday, the latest in a string of such attacks.

11 crew members missing after attack on vessel near Port Harcourt

A Danish shipping company said on Tuesday that a container vessel it has chartered has been attacked off the coast of Nigeria, and 11 crew members were missing.
MV GLARUS

NIMASA vows to free sailors from Swiss pirate attack ship

Nigerian authorities on Monday said they were working to find and free 12 crew members of a Swiss-registered cargo ship who were kidnapped by sea pirates at the weekend.

22 Indian sailors, oil tanker vanish in Cotonou

A Panama-flag merchant ship, MT Marine Express, with 22 Indian sailors, has been reported missing in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, since 1 February.

Nigeria’s security strength in the Gulf of Guinea

The Gulf of Guinea accounted for more than 50% of the global kidnappings for ransom, with 34 seafarers kidnapped out of a total of 62 worldwide. The region is regarded as a high risk area attracting war insurance premium.

Pirates kidnap 10 sailors in Niger Delta

Pirates have kidnapped 10 sailors from a merchant ship off the coast of southern Nigeria in the latest attack in the restive region, the International Maritime Bureau said on Thursday.

Late preparations cost Nigeria international maritime election – NIMASA chief Dakuku Peterside

The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, said on Monday that Nigeria lost election into Category ‘C’ of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) due to late preparations.

Pirates kidnap six from German-owned ship in Port Harcourt

Six crew members from a German-owned container ship, including the captain, have been kidnapped in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, maritime security analysts said.

Six feared dead in suspected pirates attack in Bayelsa

Six security operatives on an escort mission were feared dead Friday nigh in Bayelsa State.

Suspected pirates kidnap five in Cross River – Police

Sea pirates have kidnapped five people from a ship in Calabar, the Cross River state capital, police and maritime security analysts said on Thursday.

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