Nigeria has taken delivery of the first aircraft with which the West African country will secure its coastal waters against piracy. The use of aircraft to detect and combat pirates is a crucial part of the so-called Deep Blue Project, which was launched two years ago....
In 2018, the Dutch government was closely involved in paying the equivalent of 280,000 euros in ransom money to Nigerian pirates who were holding the crew of a Dutch cargo ship hostage. This is evident from an investigation by Dutch newspaper NRC. A senior Dutch...
Pirates have released the Turkish crew of a ship they hijacked off the coast of Nigeria last month. The attack on the container ship Mozart in the Gulf of Guinea left one person dead, a man from Azerbaijan. The Turks are doing well, according to the Turkish government...
Two crew members of the Dutch reefer Water Phoenix were kidnapped by a group of pirates off the coast of Nigeria on 8 September. This has been reported by spokesman Cor Radings of the Groningen shipping company Seatrade. The other sixteen people on board are still on...
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