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Louisiana-owned vessel seized by Nigerian pirates

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Vesseel owned by Edison Chouest Offshore


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(CNN) -- Two mariners believed to be U.S. citizens have been taken from their vessel following an attack on the ship in the West African Gulf of Guinea, a U.S. official confirmed Thursday.


The attack on the oil platform supply vessel C-Retriever happened Wednesday off the coast of Brass, Nigeria. Two crew members -- the captain and chief engineer -- were taken off the vessel, the U.S. official said.


Further details on Wednesday's attack, including the well-being of the two crew members or the condition of their ship, were not immediately available.


The C-Retriever is owned by Edison Chouest Offshore, which is based in Louisiana.
The oil-rich gulf has increasingly drawn international attention as a piracy hotspot, with 40 pirate attacks reported in the first nine months of 2013, the International Maritime Bureau reported.

It also has been the site of the only ship crew kidnappings worldwide this year, with 132 crew members taken hostage.
Seven ships have been hijacked, the organization said.

Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea accounted for 30% of the 1,434 reported piracy attacks in African waters between 2003 and 2011 and the pace of attacks has risen since then, London-based think tank Chatham House reported in March.

Chatham House reported 62 pirate attacks in the gulf in 2012, up from 39 in 2010.

The increase is in part due, the think tank said, to aggressive anti-piracy efforts by Western navies off the coast of Somalia, on the east side of the continent.

U.S. Marines are currently in the region aboard a Dutch ship off West Africa. Military forces from the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands and five African nations recently held exercises in the region designed to strengthen maritime security, according to the U.S. Navy.

The gulf produces some 5.4 million barrels of oil a day, according to Chatham House. Some 30% of U.S. oil imports flow through the region, according to International Crisis Group.

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Topwater Trout
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re: Louisiana-owned vessel seized by Nigerian pirates
damn nigerians


nolanola
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That shite cray.


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The Mick
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Damn...

Send Tom Hanks in


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TIGRLEE
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Pos thug Nigerians


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BayouBandit24
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I always wonder why these ships aren't heavily armed. Is it against some international law?


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Somebody here has got to know who it is.


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WinnPtiger
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I always wonder why these ships aren't heavily armed. Is it against some international law?



while I agree, aren't a lot of these ships not heavily manned in a sense? as in, they could be heavily armed but if theres only 8-10 people operating the ship they might not be able to do much


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I always wonder why these ships aren't heavily armed.
They had a security ship that was attacked first and everyone killed. LINK
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A security boat manned with Joint Task Force (JTF) Nigeria personnel was allegedly attacked by militants this morning off Nigeria. According to one of our sources, all JTF personnel were killed and their weapons taken by the militants.


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I always wonder why these ships aren't heavily armed. Is it against some international law?


I was just thinking the same thing. There's a reason these ships are targeted. If they would be armed and would blow those fricking Nigerians out of the water a few times, these attacks would be far less frequent.


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I always wonder why these ships aren't heavily armed. Is it against some international law?


Yes and also because of liability issues. Thats why some companies hire a private security firm for their ships.
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I always wonder why these ships aren't heavily armed. Is it against some international law?



they typically have patrol boats that escort these vessels in certain waters off the African Coast.


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re: Louisiana-owned vessel seized by Nigerian pirates
Meanwhile, in Galiano. The troops are coming together


Image: http://www.lilligren.com/Redneck/images/redneck_coastguard_cutter.jpg


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TH03
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what in the frick are they doing there if they can't even do their job and fight poor arse pirates?


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VetteGuy
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Stupid country full of stupid people:

Recent anti-piracy efforts so successful off Somalia’s coast have had only limited success in the Gulf of Guinea because shipping companies are prohibited from hiring foreign armed security and foreign naval powers cannot pursue pirates in West African territorial waters where most attacks take place.


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I always wonder why these ships aren't heavily armed. Is it against some international law?


It's a US flagged vessel, yes it's against the law to have weapons on the vessel


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pooponsaban
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Piracy is an accepted cost of doing business.


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TH03
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because shipping companies are prohibited from hiring foreign armed security and foreign naval powers cannot pursue pirates in West African territorial waters where most attacks take place.



time to say frick it and do it anyways.

wtf is bumfrick africa gonna do?


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few years ago a guy i knew was working offshore and his boat was taken over and everyone on it was captured. He was held captive in the jungle for a month or two. When he came back he definitely was not the same and has never mentioned anything that happend to anyone


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They had a security ship that was attacked first and everyone killed.


the article states that the security vessel being attacked was an unrelated incident though....



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