Nigeria: Three More Crew Reported Kidnapped

Maritime crime shows no sign of slowing down in the waters off Nigeria, and the abduction of crew continues, with three more crew reportedly kidnapped today (March 6th).

Reports state that Nigerian-flagged anchor handling vessel, the Mdpl Asha Deep, was boarded in the Agbami Field while transiting to Onne, Rivers State. Three expats have reportedly been kidnapped, although details are scarce.

It seems as though local criminal gangs have really embraced the kidnap for ransom business, with a significant increase in incidents since the high profile kidnapping of two US crew from the C-Retriever in October 2013.

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