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US: 2 Americans Kidnapped Off Nigeria Coast Freed

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. embassy in Nigeria says two Americans kidnapped off the country’s coast last month have been freed. The embassy confirmed the release Friday but gave no further details. Two Americans and one Mexican national were seized by armed men November 17 while working on a vessel contracted by U.S.-based oil giant Chevron. The embassy […]

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West Africa Pirates Free Tanker, 20 Crew Members

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Pirates have released an oil tanker and its 20 Eastern European crew members seized last week off Nigeria’s coast. Shipping industry officials say all the crew members of the Marshall Islands-flagged ship were freed unharmed early Friday. It is not clear if a ransom was paid to secure their release. The company that manages the […]

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Pirates Release Crew of Oil Tanker Seized off Nigeria

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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The crew of a Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker seized by pirates last week off the coast of Nigeria has been released. The Russian agency that hired the sailors said the entire crew was freed early Friday, and that none of the members had been harmed. The company said it would provide information on how the […]

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