Kidnappings offshore West Africa hit a six-year high in 2020, Ambrey has reported, with 142 crew members seized by pirates.
Kidnappings of crewmembers in the Gulf of Guinea during 2019 was up by more than 50%, according to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), driven by piracy stemming from Nigeria.
Vessel operator Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) has confirmed its workers have been released after a month-long abduction ordeal.
A Scottish oil worker kidnapped by gunmen in the oil-rich Niger Delta region has been freed.
A Scottish worker has been kidnapped from an oil rig in Nigeria, according to a news report.
Italy’s Foreign Minister said “prudence and discretion” were essential as the country attempts to bring four kidnapped oil workers home from Libya. The families of four men have been in an anxious wait for news after they were taken near to an industrial complex owned by energy company Eni in the western city of Mellitah. Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said: "Prudence and discretion....are needed to bring home our four countrymen.
Four Italian workers have been kidnapped in Libya. The incident happened near an industrial complex owned by energy company Eni in the western city of Mellitah. The Italian Foreign Ministry said the employees had been kidnapped on Sunday.