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Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by UrennaNkoli(f): 12:58pm On Feb 08, 2016
The Nigerian Navy has foiled an attempt by suspected pirates to hijack and abduct 25 foreign nationals aboard a Maersk merchant ship carrying general cargo to Nigeria.

Briefing journalists yesterday at Onne Sea Port, Rivers State, Olusegun Soyemi, Executive Officer of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder, said the vessel was berthed safely with the rescued crew unharmed, reported the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Soyemi said the crew, including the ship’s captain, was of mixed nationalities consisting of eight Filipinos, eight South Africans, five Indians, two Britons and two from Thailand.

According to him, Safmarine Kuramo, a Maersk merchant ship registered in Singapore, was transporting general cargo from Port-Noire, Congo, to Onne Sea Port in Rivers.
“On January 5 at about 08:00 hours, Safmarine Kuramo was attacked by pirates about 60 nautical miles off the coast of Bonny Island (in Rivers) Fairway Bouy.
“We got a mayday distress call that the ship had been boarded by an unconfirmed number of pirates after entering the nation’s territorial waters.

“We immediately dispatched a warship (NNS Centenary) and attack gunboats led by Navy Capt. Chiedozie Okehie of the Eastern Naval Command to rescue the situation.
“The pirates on sighting advancing naval troops fled the scene for fear of being arrested by our operatives.
“The operation was largely successful as all 25 foreign crew members, including the captain are safe and unhurt, while cargo onboard the ship is intact,” he said.
Soyemi, a navy captain, said the pirates fired several gunshots at the ship’s control room in a bid to scare and subdue any resistance from the captain and crew.

Also, the Commanding Officer of NNS Centenary, Chiedozie Okehie, who led the operation, said the crew locked and hid themselves in the ship’s citadel (engine room).
He said the rescue was successful partly due to the courage and bravery exhibited by the ship’s captain – a woman.
According to him, in spite of the odds, she covertly gave the Nigerian Navy briefs while pirates onboard the ship made several attempts to break into the citadel.
“Immediately we got to the ship, we carried out thorough searches of the compartments and cabins to check if any pirate had remained onboard.
“Investigations are ongoing to ascertain what happened and who carried out the attack,” he said.
Okehie said the navy under the command of Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas remained fully committed to the safety of the nation’s waterways and maritime environment.

The captain of Safmarine Kuramo, Ms. Zetta Gous-Conradie, a South African, described the experience as horrific, but thanked the Nigerian Navy for its prompt response to her distress call.
“We were very grateful when the navy came onboard because at some point we thought the pirates would take us hostage.
“The heat was stifling because the temperature was very hot in the citadel, and at some point my crew members and I thought we would suffocate and die,” she said.
http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nigerian-navy-foils-hijack-of-maersk-ship-rescues-25-foreigners/231385/

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Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by UrennaNkoli(f): 12:59pm On Feb 08, 2016
Good to know the Nigeria military are showing more concern towards foreign nationals and neglecting suffering citizens on their home turf.

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Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by vedaxcool(m): 1:01pm On Feb 08, 2016
Kudos to the navy for their prompt response.

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Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by Elosky20: 1:02pm On Feb 08, 2016
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Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by Nobody: 1:03pm On Feb 08, 2016
Good.
Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by Nobody: 1:10pm On Feb 08, 2016
Jonathanohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh shocked
Amazing action by authorities led by Navy Capt. Chiedozie Okehie grin grin grin...I am sure he understands the terrain well grin
Almost 111.12KM
The ship’s captain – a woman.lalasticlala ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh shocked shocked shocked

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Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by dunkem21(m): 1:11pm On Feb 08, 2016
The person above me should be banned for behaving like an Ugandapitecus ..

Haba sad

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Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by coded01: 1:11pm On Feb 08, 2016
Commando style... cool


Good news... We need this... cheesy


Wishing Nigerians a Happy Week! wink

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Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by lexxyrule(m): 1:11pm On Feb 08, 2016
UrennaNkoli:
Good to know the Nigeria military are showing more concern towards foreign nationals and neglecting suffering citizens on their home turf.



Hillarious

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Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by sexybaby22(f): 1:13pm On Feb 08, 2016
Keneking:
Jonathanohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh shocked

Amazing action by Navy

i wonder when you will stop calling Jonathan.shebi una don chase am away. u never tire still !!
Is it not Buhari you should be calling?

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Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by Nobody: 1:14pm On Feb 08, 2016
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Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by henrydadon(m): 1:14pm On Feb 08, 2016
y'all should give them a resounding hand of applause they finally achieve something meaningful after all this year..atleast they are not going after tompolo and the militant
Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by Bigdreams(m): 1:14pm On Feb 08, 2016
Good.

Read my signature.
Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by brunofarad(m): 1:14pm On Feb 08, 2016
Nice one

Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by eleojo23: 1:14pm On Feb 08, 2016
Pirates of Bonny Island.

Nollywood, take note for your next movie.

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Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by AyamConfidence(m): 1:15pm On Feb 08, 2016
Na the water wey Navy dey work on make their head cool thats why they fit respond to distress call....if na police or soldiers wey hot sun don hammer if i hear say they respond
Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by bqlekan(m): 1:15pm On Feb 08, 2016
Those pirates fled nah cheesy those aren't pirates, they are sea robbers cheesy
Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by soobaba(m): 1:15pm On Feb 08, 2016
Reminds me of the movie "Captain Philips".

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Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by kolnel: 1:16pm On Feb 08, 2016
Nice one
Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by thefakestan: 1:17pm On Feb 08, 2016
Nice 1,



Keep it up Boys.





ThefakeStan
Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by menix(m): 1:17pm On Feb 08, 2016
The navy re not telling us something.
Sure the merchant ship was attacked by hungry fishermen whose intention were to rob which they left afterwards...

until Nigerian Navy start arresting those stealing our oil then they should come and tell me about their new commando style...

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Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by Jacko1(m): 1:18pm On Feb 08, 2016
So sad... Some elements should not turn nigeria to somalia oh.... All dis fastmoney neva pays.... Look for a job with integrity
Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by MChaze25(m): 1:19pm On Feb 08, 2016
UrennaNkoli:
Good to know the Nigeria military are showing more concern towards foreign nationals and neglecting suffering citizens on their home turf.

really funny. Fear of international shame but the same within is never addressed
Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by Nobody: 1:21pm On Feb 08, 2016
The job is sweet when you are commended for it. it's no longer business as usual.
Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by AyamConfidence(m): 1:22pm On Feb 08, 2016
AyamConfidence:
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.pirates of the Carribean part 2....roll camera...ACTION...hehehe...if Navy jam hungry pirates, they go forget their canoe use their legs run ontop water...na amateurs they meet thats why...but seriously if na Naija people dey that ship Madt Navy fit no respond but ontop oyibo matter they dey form James Bond
Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by JuanDeDios: 1:24pm On Feb 08, 2016
soobaba:
Reminds me of the movie "Captain Philips".
Tell me about the movie.
Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by blazetitov: 1:24pm On Feb 08, 2016
Keneking:
Jonathanohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh shocked
Amazing action by authorities led by Navy Capt. Chiedozie Okehie grin grin grin...I am sure he understands the terrain well grin
Almost 111.12KM
The ship’s captain – a woman.lalasticlala ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh shocked shocked shocked


Why are you calling Jonathan's name? in vain
Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by ikdaddy01(m): 1:25pm On Feb 08, 2016
UrennaNkoli:

“We immediately dispatched a warship (NNS Centenary) and attack gunboats led by Navy Capt. Chiedozie Okehie of the Eastern Naval Command to rescue the situation.
“The pirates on sighting advancing naval troops fled the scene for fear of being arrested by our operatives./

I just remember the Nigerian Police and the way they beat their chest and be OnTop of The situation
Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by xest(m): 1:27pm On Feb 08, 2016
UrennaNkoli:
Good to know the Nigeria military are showing more concern towards foreign nationals and neglecting suffering citizens on their home turf.

Rubbish comment, do u want dem to neglect d foreign nationals?
Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by looseweight: 1:28pm On Feb 08, 2016
Good
Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by UrennaNkoli(f): 1:34pm On Feb 08, 2016
xest:
Rubbish comment, do u want dem to neglect d foreign nationals?
ok
Re: Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack Of Maersk Ship, Rescues 25 Foreigners by dave2meek(m): 1:37pm On Feb 08, 2016
Nice try

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