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Greek Crew Held Hostage by Pirates off Coast of Nigeria

The Greek government announced on Sunday that three sailors who are Greek nationals have been held hostages for the last several days by pirates in Nigeria, off the coast of West Africa. The drama all began weeks ago, more specifically on...

Why Are There So Few Coronavirus Cases in Russia and Africa?

By Jeremy Rossman, University of Kent* Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in Wuhan, China in December 2019, we have seen the virus spread to over 160 countries. Several countries have experienced large outbreaks, including China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Spain...

Greek-Flagged Tanker Attacked by Pirates Off West Africa

The Greek-flagged tanker "Minerva Virgo" was attacked by pirates while sailing near the city of Cotonou, on the southern coast of Benin in West Africa, the Greek shipping ministry reported on Thursday evening. The Ministry added that the chemicals carrier...

Eight Crew Members Abducted From Greek Tanker in Cameroon

Eight seamen, including five Greeks, were kidnapped after the tanker ''HAPPY LADY'' was attacked early on Tuesday some two nautical miles southwest of Limboh, Cameroon, where it was anchored. According to media reports, one of the Greek nationals has been...

Pirates in Togo Release Kidnapped Greek Sailor

The European Products Carriers Ltd, the company that owns a vessel that fell victim of piracy in November off the coast of Togo in Africa, announced on Friday that three members of its crew have now been released. The crew...