American ship attacked by pirates off the coast of Nigeria

Posted on October 24, 2013 • Filed under: Africa, Expatriates Attacked, Expatriates Kidnapped

NBC News reports that two Americans were kidnapped by pirates after their ship was attacked off Nigeria’s coast, U.S. officials said Thursday. The U.S.-flagged oil supply vessel C-Retriever was targeted in the Gulf of Guinea early Wednesday, Reuters reported. Maritime news website gCaptain reported that the ship’s captain and its chief engineer had been abducted. U.S. officials said the working assumption was that the pair had been kidnapped for ransom. Read article

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