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Kidnappers Free 7 Sailors Abducted Off Nigeria

Posted November 1st, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Kidnappers have freed seven sailors, including six Russians and an Estonian, who were abducted last month from a ship off the coast of Nigeria. French company Bourbon, which owns the ship, said Thursday the crew members are in good condition and would leave Nigeria in a few days after undergoing medical tests. The company did […]

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China Sends Patrol Boats into Thailand to Retrieve Stranded Sailors

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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China has sent naval patrol boats into nearby Thailand to escort home sailors and ships stranded after 12 Chinese mariners were killed in an apparent hijacking last week on the Mekong river in northern Thailand. The official Xinhua news agency said Thursday that 164 sailors and 28 cargo ships were stranded after Beijing ordered a […]

11 Chinese Sailors Killed in River Boat Attack

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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China has suspended shipping on the Mekong river, days after 13 sailors were killed on two cargo boats in an apparent hijacking by drug smugglers. The official Xinhua news agency said the shipping ban extends to passenger vessels as well as cargo ships. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said the two boats came under […]

11 Chinese Sailors Killed in River Boat Attack

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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China has suspended shipping on the Mekong river, days after 13 sailors were killed on two cargo boats in an apparent hijacking by drug smugglers. The official Xinhua news agency said the shipping ban extends to passenger vessels as well as cargo ships. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said the two boats came under […]

11 Chinese Sailors Killed in River Boat Attack

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials said Sunday at least 11 Chinese were killed and two are missing after their boats were attacked in the Mekong River by suspected drug traffickers. Chinese Foreign Ministry officials told the Xinhua news agency that two cargo boats were attacked Thursday in the Golden Triangle area of the Mekong River. The Bangkok Post […]

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