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Hijacked ‘Maersk Tema’ en route to Lagos, situation unclear

Green Container Ship in port

PortandTerminal.com, February 16, 2020 According to local media in Nigeria, the ‘Maersk Tema’, which was hijacked Friday morning, has already been liberated. However, the news has not yet been formally confirmed. LOME, NIGERIA – Yesterday the Maersk Tema container vessel was reportedly attacked and boarded by pirates around 170 miles off the coast of Nigeria. Two unknown men are believed to have …

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Pirates Fire Upon MSC Containership off Nigeria

MSC Container Ship underway. Green forested coastline in background

PortandTerminal.com, January 22, 2020 A group of armed men fired upon a containership believed to be the MSC Grace, while it was underway some 19 nautical miles South West of Bayelsa, Nigeria, on Tuesday, January 21. The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre said that around 15 armed persons chased the vessel in a speed boat before opening fire upon the ship. …

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Pirates kidnap 3 after gunbattle kills 4 armed military personnel

Dredging ship at sea in narrow passage stern facing camera

PortsandTerminal.com, January 5, 2020 Reporting indicates that the Oil Dredger AMBIKA, has been attacked when operating 3nm from the mouths of RAMOS river and 9nm east of the Forcados terminal off of the coast of Nigeria. Dryad is reporting that a gunbattle occurred between the embarked security personnel on the AMBIKA and the pirates. After a heavy exchange of gunfire, …

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Pirates ‘on speedboats’ kidnap 10 Turkish sailors off coast of Nigeria

PortandTerminal.com, July 16, 2019 Armed pirates attacked a cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped 10 of the Turkish vessel’s crew members. ABUJA, NIGERIA – A group of 10 Turkish sailors has been kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria, reportedly for ransom. A Turkish cargo ship was attacked by pirates off the coast Nigeria on early Tuesday with ten sailors, all Turkish …

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