International Maritime Bureau

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Apr 30th, 2013
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Abuja – Nigeria is currently going through “a trying moment”, President Goodluck Jonathan said on Monday while unveiling seven new police helicopters. “This is quite a trying moment for this country in terms of security,” Jonathan said during the unveiling of the helicopters as well as 17 armou...
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Aug 4th, 2012
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Gunmen in Nigeria have stormed a Dutch oil barge off the coast, killing two Nigerian navy sailors and kidnapping four foreigners, a naval officer says. The navy has joined the search for the gunmen off the Niger Delta. Two navy sailors, among a group providing security, were wounded in the raid. The ...
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Apr 2nd, 2012
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Nigeria is losing about $500 million annually due to the usage of Free on Board (FoB), a trade policy in the lifting of crude oil that have been faulted by experts. Managing Director, Badmus Shipping Company, Chief Fola Badmus disclosed this in an interview with The Nation. FoB specifies which party ...
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Mar 1st, 2012
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Kuala Lumpur – Heavily armed gunmen fired on an oil tanker off the coast of Nigeria in the latest in a spate of pirate attacks in the increasingly treacherous Gulf of Guinea, a maritime watchdog said on Thursday. The Panamanian-flagged, Nigerian-owned vessel thwarted an attempted boarding by ta...
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Feb 29th, 2012
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Kuala Lumpur – Armed pirates opened fire on a cargo ship in an attack off the Nigerian coast, kidnapping the captain and chief engineer and robbing the crew before escaping, a maritime watchdog said on Wednesday. Tuesday’s attack also left one crew member missing and another injured, the ...
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Feb 15th, 2012
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Lagos – The waters off West Africa’s coast are now a constant danger for those shipping goods and crude oil in the region, analysts said, a day after pirates killed two sailors near Nigeria’s coast. Despite pledges by nations to patrol the waters of the Gulf of Guinea, pirates kille...
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Feb 14th, 2012
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Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram said on Monday it killed 12 soldiers in an attack in the northeast town of Maiduguri but security forces denied any of its officers had been killed and said it shot dead sect members. Boko Haram, which wants Islamic law more widely applied, has killed more than 250 p...
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Feb 13th, 2012
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The Captain and chief engineer of a cargo vessel were killed today by pirates operating off the coast of Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos, International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said. “Armed pirates chased and fired upon a drifting bulk carrier. Vessel raised alarm and headed towards La...
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Jan 10th, 2012
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Tbilisi – The Georgian captain of a cargo ship that was released by Somali pirates said on Tuesday his Georgian-Turkish crew had suffered through “infernal torment” during its 18-month captivity. “We have gone through an infernal torment, starvation, thirst. All this time we h...
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Sep 15th, 2011
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Armed men hijacked a Cyprus-flagged fuel tanker with 23 crew off the coast of Benin in West Africa on Wednesday, the International Maritime Bureau and Benin’s navy said. The incident is the latest in a string of attacks on ships in the Gulf of Guinea that experts say is threatening an emerging ...