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World Pirates kidnap nine crew members from cargo ship off coast of Benin Pirates kidnap nine crew members from Norwegian ship off the coast of Benin

02:55  04 november  2019
02:55  04 november  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Pirates have kidnapped nine crew members from a Norwegian shipping vessel off the coast of Benin in West Africa. Several abductions have been reported in the Gulf of Guinea in recent months, including eight crew members taken from a German-owned vessel off Cameroon in August, and 10

Six sailors were kidnapped when pirates attacked a ship with a Russian crew off the coast of Benin in West Africa, Russia’s Maritime and River The other crew members remain aboard unharmed. The attack reportedly took place around midnight some 55 nautical miles off Cotonou, a large port city on

a large ship in the water: Pirates boarded the MV Bonita at the Cotonou port in Benin, shipping company J.J. Ugland said.© The J.J. Ugland Companies Pirates boarded the MV Bonita at the Cotonou port in Benin, shipping company J.J. Ugland said.

Pirates boarded a shipping vessel and kidnapped nine crew members off the coast of Benin in West Africa early Saturday morning, according to J.J. Ugland, the Norwegian shipping company which owns the vessel.

The ship, named the MV Bonita, was anchored and awaiting berth at the Cotonou port to discharge a shipment of gypsum when the pirates boarded, J.J. Ugland said in a statement Sunday.

The remaining crew members contacted local authorities. The MV Bonita docked at the port later that day.

An emergency response team from J.J. Ugland is working with authorities on the case.

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Nine crew members on a Norwegian -owned cargo ship were kidnapped Saturday when a group of pirates stormed the vessel off the coast of Benin in West Those crew members were held hostage for weeks before being released. Additionally, the report said there have so far been no piracy-related

A report released in July from the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), a nonprofit devoted to fighting maritime crime, has called the Gulf of Guinea a "world piracy hotspot," saying that the "seas around West Africa remain the world's most dangerous for piracy."

The report said 73% of all kidnappings at sea and 92% of hostage-takings took place in the Gulf of Guinea -- off the coasts of Nigeria, Guinea, Togo, Benin and Cameroon -- from January to June this year.

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