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Greek Sailors Held Captive by Pirates Return to Greece

The three Greek sailors who had been held captive by pirates off the coast of Nigeria safely returned to Greece on Friday morning. Late last week, the captain and two crew members were successfully freed from the ship, the "Stelios K,"...

Greek Sailors Held Hostage by Pirates Off the Coast of Nigeria Freed

After twelve days of negotiations, the three Greek sailors held captive by pirates off the coast of Nigeria were freed late Friday night. The ordeal began back on November 16, when pirates attacked the ship named "Stelios K" in the...

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...

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...

Pirates Release Captured Crewmembers of Greek Tanker ”Happy Lady”

The eight crewmembers of the Greek-flagged tanker "Happy Lady," among them five Greek nationals who had been kidnapped by pirates in an attack near the coast of Cameroon, were released on Wednesday. The tanker was attacked while it lay at...

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...

Pirates Kidnap Crew of Greek Ship Off the Coast of Nigeria

Pirates have kidnapped the nineteen crew members of a crude oil tanker off Nigeria, according to an official from the ship's Greek operator. According to Greek shipping company "Navios Tankers Management," eighteen of the kidnapped men are Indian nationals and...

Greek Oil Tanker Attacked By Pirates in Togo; Four Crew Members Kidnapped

According to an official statement issued by the Navy of Togo, a Greek oil tanker was attacked by pirates off the shores of the west African nation in the early hours of Monday. The criminals who went aboard the Greek...

Three Greek Men Arrested Off Nigeria for Possession of Firearms

A joint operation by the Nigerian Navy and the United States Coast Guard last week arrested nine individuals, including three Greek citizens and one American, off the coast of Nigeria. A Nigerian Navy official told local media that the suspect’s...

Pirates Attack Greek Cargo Ship Near Persian Gulf (photos)

A Greek cargo ship was attacked by armed pirates as she was sailing in the Gulf of Oman earlier this week. "Chios Freedom" was attacked by at least 12 gunmen aboard three speedboats off the coast of the United Arab...