Thursday, 26 April 2018
Maritime Security: Pirates Kidnap 12 Crew on Dutch Vessel Off Nigeria Coast
Suspected pirates kidnapped 12 of 14 crew members on board Dutch cargo vessel FWN Rapide near the Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Ships & Ports reported, citing vessel owner ForestWave Navigation BV.
According to Bloomberg, the incident occurred April 21 as the vessel was nearing Port Harcourt in Nigeria’s oil region, the online publication reported on its website yesterday.
The ship owner is working with domestic and international authorities to contact the missing crew and secure their return, while the two other members are safe, it said.