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Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by Blue3k2: 4:48pm On Mar 14
BY MAREX 2019-03-13 13:15:47

According to the ICC IMB's Piracy Report, Nigerian pirates kidnapped five crewmembers from an OSV in the Gulf of Guinea last weekend despite the efforts of a security escort vessel. After an active firefight between the escort and the attackers, pirates boarded the target vessel, ransacked its cabins and made off with the victims. 

At about 1115 hours UTC on Saturday, at a position about 30 nm off Brass, Nigeria, armed pirates in two speed boats approached an OSV under way. The OSV's captain called for help from what IMB ICC described as a "naval escort security boat," which maneuvered to engage the attackers. One speed boat closed in from port side of the vessel and crossed the bow, while the other speed boat exchanged fire with the security boat. 

To defend themselves against the attack, the OSV's crew gathered in the engine room and shut down all power. The pirates in the second speedboat boarded the vessel using a ladder. They broke into the deckhouse, vandalized the cabins and took crew belongings and vessel’s equipment. The pirates then proceeded to the engine room, kidnapped five men and escaped. The remaining crews sailed the vessel under escort to a safe anchorage. 

One Nigerian Navy armed guard was reportedly killed in the exchange of fire between the naval security boat and the pirates.

Nigeria forbids the presence of embarked private maritime security contractors at its seaports. This effectively prohibits Gulf of Guinea vessel operators from using on-board armed guards, which have proven successful in deterring pirates in the high-risk area off Somalia. Instead, Nigeria permits private contractors to provide for-hire Security Escort Vessel (SEV) services using civilian boats and armed Nigerian Navy active duty servicemembers. According to one well-regarded security services firm, this system has historically been challenged by "extremely high costs and issues of poor performance and reliability."


Source: https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/nigerian-pirates-kidnap-five-despite-firefight-with-escort-boat

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Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by olanreyman(m): 5:09pm On Mar 14
The only good thing about this post is that I made FTC for the first time. Thank you booohari for this wonderful opportunity grin

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Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by Rollup000: 5:09pm On Mar 14
Nothing to say.
Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by Lexusgs430: 5:09pm On Mar 14
Let's go dere...

Aso rock next.......
Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by jolomiurenyi(m): 5:10pm On Mar 14
humm
Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by Sektor101(m): 5:10pm On Mar 14
Ok
Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by fran6co(m): 5:10pm On Mar 14
lipsrsealed this matter tire me sha, no day roles by without one ill news from this country.
Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by SamuelAnyawu(m): 5:10pm On Mar 14
Just why No Ship will want to berth in the SouthSouth waters.

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Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by AmazingELixir: 5:10pm On Mar 14
grin grin

Niger delta militants ooh!.....

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Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by Sektor101(m): 5:10pm On Mar 14
Ok.
Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by tuboi: 5:10pm On Mar 14
Piracy has been an old ish in 9ja

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Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by allexpensive: 5:11pm On Mar 14
The pirate made use of a pure military tactics. The pirates came in with more than a single gun boat. The naval guys should have requested for an immediate back up.

The presence of a naval ship alone will serve as a deterrent.

This is not about the navy being ineffective but tactics.

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Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by rusher14: 5:12pm On Mar 14
The gulf of guinea has been fair game for pirates for quite a while.
Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by BlacSmit: 5:14pm On Mar 14
Population of 200million,,, no work,,, them never see any...

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Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by BabaOwen(m): 5:15pm On Mar 14
rusher14:
The gulf of guinea has been fair game for pirates for quite a while.
the gulf if Guinea is more dangerous than Somali waters.

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Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by rusher14: 5:16pm On Mar 14
BabaOwen:
the gulf if Guinea is more dangerous than Somali waters.

I guess they are at same level.
Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by BabaOwen(m): 5:20pm On Mar 14
rusher14:


I guess they are at same level.
I still feel Somali water is more safe.
Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by Ablemax(m): 5:20pm On Mar 14
olanreyman:
The only good thing about this post is that I made FTC for the first time. Thank you booohari for this wonderful opportunity grin
And how much enter your account na?

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Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by Compliant(m): 5:21pm On Mar 14
olanreyman:
The only good thing about this post is that I made FTC for the first time. Thank you booohari for this wonderful opportunity grin


Kindly check your bank account if there is any credit alert as a result of this

Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by BabaOwen(m): 5:21pm On Mar 14
allexpensive:
The pirate made use of a pure military tactics. The pirates came in with more than a single gun boat. The naval guys should have requested for an immediate back up.

The presence of a naval ship alone will serve as a deterrent.

This is not about the navy being ineffective but tactics.
A lot of kidnappings do go on in the gulf of Guinea, ask anyone operating on sea.

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Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by Pesef67: 5:23pm On Mar 14

Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by MaziEDOZIE(m): 5:25pm On Mar 14
I did my NYSC back then in TWON Brass,Bayelsa State. These Sea Pirates are deadlier than any deadly thing I have come across. If them jam you for Water,your own don be,and they kill Naval Officers and other Security Agents like Fowls.

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Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by Dearlord(m): 5:28pm On Mar 14
This our military men are only interested in raba and promo
Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by groovie(m): 5:44pm On Mar 14
How did they get into the engine room
Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 5:53pm On Mar 14
MaziEDOZIE:
I did my NYSC back then in TWON Brass,Bayelsa State. These Sea Pirates are deadlier than any deadly thing I have come across. If them jam you for Water,your own don be,and they kill Naval Officers and other Security Agents like Fowls.

Bros I be ijaw boy. Na true talk u yarn. Those militants no get joy. And u won't believe those navy gun boats that has very long and heavy bullets don't penetrate their bodies( The militants) during gun duel with the Navy men. Those guys are demons in human form.

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Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by mytime24(f): 6:01pm On Mar 14
Una no c aso rock to attack tongue embarassed
Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by emeksdonalds(m): 6:01pm On Mar 14
Jeez!! To think some part of my job usually takes me to rigs and barges in that Golf of Guinea... sometimes one have to use a surfer to access ones without Helipads and with the Naval escort boat.. Dear Lord, I thank you for keeping ur son safe so far.... pls save our people

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Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by iammo(m): 6:06pm On Mar 14
Thats why southwest seaports are thriving and you have grid lock at apapa while other ports remain deserted.

lipsrsealed

Even Dangote couldnt situate his refinery close there, while oil company get oil over there their headoffice pay tax in lagos

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Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by MKULTRA: 6:23pm On Mar 14
I swear
No be me oh

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Re: Nigerian Pirates Kidnap Five In Gulf Of Guinea After Firefight With Escort Boat by Blue3k2: 6:24pm On Mar 14
We need a naval build up. All of our waters are under constant attack. If it's not piracy, its sea robbery or illegal fishing or some other crime. I do like the solution proposed in the last paragraph. Lets let ships defend themselves.

Seperate escort crews are costly because of gas and crews. That's why its mainly oil companies that would use them.

rusher14:


I guess they are at same level.

The gulf of Guinea is actually more dangerous actually. The stats prove this. I think I have a thread on it.

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