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        Kidnapping (2)

        Boarding - 118nm SW Bonny Island

        Reporting indicates that when sailing from Tema to Kribi, the Singapore flagged, containership MAERSK CADIZ (9526459) was approached by an unknown number of attackers.

        Suspicious Approach - 175nm SW Beyelsa State

        Reporting indicates when in transit deep offshore Nigeria, at about 170nm South West Brass island, an unknown vessel has been approached by one speed boat.

        Kidnapping - 28nm SW Brass

        Reporting indicates that a vessel has been boarded 28nm SW Brass resulting in the kidnap of 8 personnel.

        Kidnapping - 48nm W Bayelsa

        Reporting indicates that 5 crew were kidnapped from the Cameroon flagged MV CAP SAINT GEORGES (IMO 7312529). 

        Kidnapping - Punta Europa Anchorage (Equatorial Guinea)

        Reporting indicates that the LNG tanker METHANE PRINCESS (IMO9253715) has been boarded whilst at anchor off Malabo.

        No Space for Complacency as African kidnap numbers rise

        Shipowners' organisation Bimco has urged Nigeria to step up efforts to safeguard seafarers as more and more crew are kidnapped from vessels in the Gulf of Guinea. The plea from the..

        Experts warn Somali piracy risks remain as final hostages released

        The release of three Iranian crew members, on 20 August, marks the end of the Somali piracy era, however, seafarers still should remain vigilant in these waters, warn security experts.

        Abu Sayyaf restarts kidnap-for-ransom at sea campaign

        Sam Chambers Splash247 The Philippine Coast Guard is warning a faction of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf is hunting vessels in Southeast Asia again looking for kidnap-for-ransom targets. 

        Kidnapping In Nigeria - The Ransom Business

        Whilst the turbulent years of piracy within the Indian Ocean brought about global a collective understanding of the plight of seafarers within this region, resulting in large scale international..