Nigerian waters still present threat.
Two Pirate Attacks Thwarted off West Africa
This past week, two serious piracy attacks off West Africa were thwarted, keeping two crews out of the hands of kidnappers in what some say is the most dangerous area for piracy in the world.
On Thursday, the IMB Piracy Reporting Center published notice of an armed attack on a tanker underway in the Gulf of Guinea, about 90 nm southwest of Brass, Nigeria. Armed pirates boarded a tanker under way; the crew retreated into the vessel’s citadel, then later came back out and “regained control of the vessel.” No crewmembers were hurt and the vessel continued her voyage. The IMB did not specify the manner in which the attackers were repelled.
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