Piracy continues to threaten shipping approaching Nigeria’s maritime space, with the LNG Lokoja vessel attacked on December 28, Dryad Global has reported.
Nigerian security forces have mounted an intensive search for pirates who raided an oil super tanker off it’s coast and seized 19 crew members but have so far not made any contact with the hostage takers, the West African country’s maritime agency said.
Pirates have released an oil tanker and its crew of 22 Indian nationals after taking it captive off the coast of West Africa.
Families of the eight Sri Lankan crew members held captive by Somali pirates on an oil tanker have pleaded for the men to be released unharmed, while the pirates demanded a ransom.
Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia in the first attack on a large commercial vessel there since 2012.
Two crew members of the Bourbon Liberty 251 have been released after being abducted by pirates, their employer has confirmed.