Tag: kidnap

  • Master Taken

    The Bangladeshi master of an ExxonMobil-chartered offshore vessel has reportedly been kidnapped following an armed attack off Nigeria on Monday. Reports indicate that 20 armed men assaulted the “AHST Wilbert […]

  • Sea Patrols

    Kenya has established six patrol bases near the border with Somalia following the recent kidnapping of two tourists in Lamu. The bases at Manda, Shella, Kiwayu and Kipuni will comprise […]

  • Pirates in Paradise

    Gunmen suspected to be from Somalia killed a British tourist holidaying at an exclusive Kenyan beach hotel and kidnapped his wife. The armed pirates stormed into a hotel at the […]

  • Joined Up Thinking

    Aside from cost, the major problem for oil importing countries is getting the purchases safely home. Tankers are vulnerable to pirates for instance. This is increasingly preoccupying Chinese leaders, and […]