Murky Waters: A Look at Piracy Attacks

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  • Maritime Crime
  • Two Americans Abducted on Southern Nigerian Coast
  • Somalia Pirates Hijack Greek Oil Tanker
  • French Oil Tank Hijacked by Somali Pirates
  • Crew Trapped at Sea for 1,000 Days Rescued From Pirates
  • Somali Pirates Hijack British Couple From Yacht
  •  Pirates Attack Cruise Ship Register to the Bahamas
  • Somali Pirates Release Hi-Jacked Chemical tank After a Year
  • Somali Pirates Hold Japanese Tanker for Ransom
  • Capt. Richard Phillips and the Maersk Alabama
  • Asian Pirates Target Oil Treasure

Two Americans Abducted on Southern Nigerian Coast

Somali pirates attacked an American flagged oil ship in the Gulf of Guinea on Thursday. Pirates abducted two American citizens — the captain and chief engineer. While details of the attack are still unclear, the U.S. government and the Nigerian Navy are working to understand what happened. This attack highlights a peak in maritime crime off the Nigerian coast.

(Photo: Fox News)

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