6 Crew Kidnapped from Anchored Tanker at Bonny Outer Anchorage
UPDATE MAY 24: The Nigerian Navy has stated that the April 19 pirate attack and kidnapping of 6-7 crew was intentionally misreported. Disagreement between criminal syndicates in illicit crude oil theft attempt. READ MORE
April 19: Initial reports that at 13:30 UTC an anchored tanker at Bonny Outer Anchorage in Nigeria was boarded by unauthorised persons who kidnapped six crew and escaped. Remaining crew reported safe. Nigerian navy notified and investigations are ongoing.