Dutch shipping company De Poli Shipmanagement has confirmed it has established contact with its fifteen seafarers that have been taken hostage following the piracy attack on March 11. The crew of the tanker Davide B is said to be doing well given the circumstances....
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...
ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) figures show a rise in piracy and armed robbery on the world’s seas in the first 9 months of 2020. The number of kidnappings reported in the Gulf of Guinea has increased by 40 per cent, compared with the same period in 2019....
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