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Seamen Abducted by Pirates from Greek-Owned Ship off Nigerian Coast Released

Four seamen abducted by pirates from the Greek-owned, Panama-flagged tanker "Madonna 1" have been released unharmed in Nigerian territory, the shipping company announced on Wednesday. The four - three Greeks and one Filipino - were abducted in early March...

Greek Tanker Hostages Taken off Nigeria Released

The two Greek and one Pakistani hostages kidnapped on board the “Kalamos” tanker off the coasts of Nigeria on February 4 have finally been released by their captors and will soon be reunited with their loved ones, the ship-owning...

Pirates Kill Greek Ship’s Chief Mate off Nigeria

Greek-owned tanker ship "Kalamos," flying the Maltese flag, was attacked by pirates off the coasts of Nigeria and Cameroon. The pirates killed a Greek chief mate and abducted three crew members, two Greeks among them. The Maltese-flagged tanker was traveling from...

Nigerian Pirates Release Greek Sailor

Greek 65-year-old chief engineer who was kidnapped by Nigerian pirates was released on Tuesday. He along with the Ukrainian captain of the Greek-owned cargo vessel ALTHEA, were abducted on December 17, while sailing between Nigeria and Guinea. According to the...

Pirates Abduct Greek Engineer of Cargo Ship

A Greek-owned cargo vessel was attacked on Tuesday, by a dozen armed men while sailing between Nigeria and Guinea. The pirates have abducted 2 of the crew members of Marshall Islands-flagged Althea. As reported by the Greek Shipping Ministry, the two persons...

Pirates Release Greek-Run Oil Tanker

Pirates released a Greek-operated oil tanker seized off Togo on Tuesday after stealing 3,000 metric tons of fuel, an official at the ship's operator said on Thursday. The seizure of the ship, which is operated by Golden Energy Management, underscored...

Pirates Seize Greek Oil Tanker off Togo

Pirates hijacked a Greek-owned oil tanker off Togo on Tuesday in the second attack in less than two weeks in the Gulf of Guinea, the International Maritime Bureau said. The Isle of Man-flagged vessel, which had 24 crew on board...

Pirates Hijack Greek-Owned Tanker

Pirates have hijacked a Greek-owned oil tanker carrying 135,000 metric tonnes (148,812 tons) of crude oil while in the Arabian Sea off Oman, the vessel's manager said. Dynacom Tankers Management said it had lost contact with the crew of the...