Two Recent Piracy Attacks Against Passenger Vessels Reported in Calabar River, Nigeria

June 10 & 20: Initial reports indicate that there have been two attacks against passenger vessels in Calabar River recently. The first reportedly occurred June 10, during which the Cameroon-flagged MV Queen Esther (IMO #3270640) was attacked and at least one individual (the vessel’s captain) was kidnapped. No further details of this attack are available, nor of the attack against an unspecified passenger vessel yesterday, June 20.

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