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ANTI PIRACY WAR: BASHIR JAMOH BREAKS JINX AS COURT JAILS PIRATES

ANTI PIRACY WAR: BASHIR JAMOH BREAKS JINX AS COURT JAILS PIRATES

Breaking News, Maritime
Director General of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency,  Bashir Jamoh may written his name in gold. The Federal High Court in Port Harcourt Tuesday convicted three persons accused of involvement in the hijack of an Equatorial Guinean flagged vessel named, MV ELOBEY VI, off Equatorial Guinea's coast on March 21. This is the first test of the anti-piracy law which was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari last year. Delivering judgement, Justice Mohammed Sani summarily convicted Binaebi Johnson, Daniel Lemmar and Ghane Gordon on Counts 1 and 2, and  were ordered to pay a fine of N20 million each under the new Antipiracy Act 2019. The Nigerian Navy had arrested nine persons, namely, Binaebi Johnson, Daniel Lemmar, Ghane Gordon, Hassan Hakeem, Gregory Sm...
Ten Bulker Crew Members Saved from Pirate Hands off Nigerian Coast

Ten Bulker Crew Members Saved from Pirate Hands off Nigerian Coast

Business, Law, Maritime
Armed pirates boarded a drifting bulk carrier around 17 nautical miles south-southwest (SSW) off Bonny Island, Nigeria on November 11 and kidnapped ten of its crew members. The pirates reportedly entered the bridge and fired their weapons damaging the bridge windows. “They stole ship’s properties, crew personal belongings, kidnapped 10 crew and escaped in their boat,” according to a report from ICC IMB. The UK-flagged bulker has been identified as the 2012-built Venus Bay owned by Pioneer Marine, but the company is yet to confirm the attack to World Maritime News. As informed, the ship was on its way toward the Nigerian port of Onne when the attack occurred. Due to a prompt reaction from two Nigerian navy vessels, the pirates were intercepted and the kidnapped crew released...