Pirates kidnapped 12 crew from Container Ship

No fewer than 12  crew members working on Pomerenia Sky container ship, a Liberia-flagged vessel headed for the Nigerian port to Onne, have been kidnapped by suspected pirates. The crime was allegedly committed on Saturday morning when the attack occurred. The ship manager Midocean (IOM), said those abducted include eight from Poland, two Filipinos and a Ukrainian. It was later gathered that Nine crew members remain on board the vessel and are reportedly unharmed, and the vessel has sailed to safety. The alleged pirates are said to have been operating…

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Spate of Boat Mishap Worries FG – NIMASA Chairman

The Chairman, Board of Directors of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Maj Gen India Garba (rtd), on Monday lamented the current spate of boat mishaps with attendant loss of lives and property across the country and expressed Government’s concern. Gen Garba noted that the ugly incidence tended to happen more often in the rainy season and proposed an active collaboration between NIMASA and other relevant agencies of government including National Waterways Authority (NIWA) Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the National Orientation Agency…

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