Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Pirates attack tanker off Niger Delta coast

19 December 2012, 13:27

London - Pirates have attacked and looted a tanker off the coast of Nigeria, taking five crew members hostage, the ship's operating company said on Wednesday.

Piracy and kidnapping in the oil-producing Delta and offshore are common, and West Africa's oil-rich Gulf of Guinea is second only to the waters off Somalia for the risk of pirate attacks, which drives up shipping insurance costs.

"On Monday the vessel (SP Brussels) was boarded by heavily armed pirates whist approximately 40 miles off the Niger Delta," Medallion Marine said in a statement.

"The pirates ransacked the vessel for personal belongings and took five crew members with them on their departure."

Medallion Marine did not give the nationalities of those kidnapped or details of the ship's cargo.

The Nigerian Navy were not available for comment.

- Reuters

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Obaro
The borden of electricity distrib...

The fact that some parts of the society enjoys almost an uninterrupted power supply daily while majorities of others hardly enjoys a four - hours electricity supply per day clearly shows that a lot needs to be done. Read more...

Submitted by
DSAGE
Boko Haram is the real devil in A...

What I have to say is that Boko Haram is real Devil in Africa. It is evident that both are real pals just like God and Devil who conspired to destroy the "innocent" Job in Bible. Read more...

Submitted by
Obaro
The rights of the deaf should be ...

The deaf in Nigeria have suffered untold rejection, relegation and abuses of various form. Read more...

Submitted by
DSAGE
Effective dream and vision for pr...

What I am saying in essence is that Bible was written by the wise in Hebrew but European lords and visionary minds saw great need to edit it to suit their collective dream.  Read more...

Submitted by
odimc27
The truth about Ebola

The truth is we fail, because we fail to plan. Now we're struggling to contain a disease which is damn set on cutting it's share of humanity.  Read more...

Submitted by
DSAGE
Expression and wish out of ignora...

There are certain things people say without knowing and thinking. The things are simple to understand but the understanding is missing in general due to massive ignorance. Read more...