April 13, 2021
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Three Turkish Sailors Left Behind in Pirate Attack Return Home

by on February 1, 2021 0
Three Turkish sailors who were on board a cargo ship attacked by pirates off the West African coast have returned home. Fifteen kidnapped sailors remain missing and one Azerbaijani crew member was killed during the attack. The Liberian-flagged M/V Mozart was sailing from Lagos, Nigeria, to Cape Town in South Africa when it was... Read More

Pirates who kidnapped 15 Turkish Sailors make contact to talk ransom

by on January 28, 2021 0
Pirates who kidnapped 15 sailors from a Turkish-crewed container ship in the Gulf of Guinea on Saturday have made their first contact with the shipping company to discuss a ransom, Turkish state media reported on Thursday. “Communication has been established with crew members of the Mozart container ship,” Istanbul-based Boden Shipping, which provides technical... Read More

About 135 shipping crew kidnapped off Africa’s Gulf of Guinea in 2020 as piracy thrives off Nigeria’s territorial waters

by on January 19, 2021 0
You don’t need a peg-leg, eye patch, or parrot on your shoulder to be a modern-day pirate, but guns and high-speed boats are useful. Last year pirates hijacked three vessels, fired on 11, and boarded 161, according to a report this month by the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Center. Maersk, the world’s biggest shipping company, is... Read More