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3 piracy incidents reported within 20 days in Singapore Strait

Pirates kidnap 13 seafarers off Togo, Cotonou 

  No fewer than 13 seafarers have been kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Cotonou, Benin Republic and off the coast of Lome, Togo. Nine of the seafarers were...

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Pirates release 6 seafarers kidnapped off Cotonou in Nigeria 

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) on Thursday confirmed the release of six seafarers kidnapped off one of its ships, the MSC Mandy, off Cotonou, Benin Republic in...

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Pirates open talks with MSC over Russian sailors abducted off Cotonou 

Abductors of the six Russian sailors kidnapped off the coast of Cotonou, Benin Republic on January 2 have contacted the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), which owns...

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MSC to negotiate release of crew kidnapped off Cotonou 

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) said it is setting up a team to negotiate with the pirates who kidnapped six Russian sailors from one if its containerships, the MSC...

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Whereabouts of 6 sailors abducted off Cotonou still unknown

The whereabouts of six Russian sailors abducted by pirates off the coast of Cotonou, Benin Republic, are still unknown, Russian officials have said. The ship was...

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Pirates kidnap MSC ship crew off Cotonou

The world’s second largest container carrier, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) on Thursday confirmed that one of its ships was attacked and its crew members...

PHOTOS: MSC ZOE loses 270 containers in stormy weather 

MSC ship attacked by pirates off Cotonou, another loses 270 containers in stormy weather 

Authorities in Germany and the Netherlands are continuing to respond to the loss of an estimated 270 containers from the mega containership MSC ZOE in the North Sea due...

Pirates strike again in Cotonou, seize two ship crew members 

Pirates strike again in Cotonou, seize two ship crew members 

Heavily armed pirates on Monday, February 26, reportedly attacked a product chemical tanker named ST Marseille while it was at anchorage in the Bay of Cotonou, Benin...

Ship goes missing in Cotonou 

Pirates release MT Marine Express hijacked off Cotonou 

By Jite Eriabie  Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea have released a Panama-flagged oil tanker and its 22 Indian crew members which they had hijacked off Benin last week, the...

Ship goes missing in Cotonou 

Ship goes missing in Cotonou 

By Jite Eriabie  Ship management firm Anglo-Eastern said that it has lost contact with one of its managed oil products tanker as of February 1. The 45,989 dwt oil...

More trouble for Nigerian ports as Cotonou signs management agreement with Antwerp Port

More trouble for Nigerian ports as Cotonou signs management agreement with Antwerp Port

The loss of Nigeria-bound cargoes to Cotonou, Benin Republic may not come to an end anytime soon as the Port of Antwerp International (PAI) has been appointed by the...

PIGB: NASS vows push for presidential assent

N1.45 trillion goods smuggled from Cotonou into Nigeria yearly, says Saraki 

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Monday decried the high level of smuggling of goods from Cotonou, Benin Republic into Nigeria. Quoting a 2016 World Bank report, Saraki...