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Owners extend sympathy to kin of PH seaman killed in hijacking off Nigeria

Pyxis Maritime Corp

The owners and managers of a ship attacked by pirates off the Nigerian coast on February 4 have assured the family of a Filipino seaman killed in the failed hijack attempt of support and guaranteed the safety of eight other Filipinos who suffered no harm in the incident.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino killed in hijacking of tanker off Nigeria—DFA

DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A Filipino seafarer was killed when an unidentified group of pirates hijacked a chemical tanker off the coast of Nigeria on Feb. 4, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pirates free ship in first Ivory Coast hijack–IMB

Ivory Coast map

Pirates have released a Greek-owned oil tanker which they hijacked off the Ivory Coast over the weekend in the first such attack in this area, the International Maritime Bureau said on Wednesday.

Posted: October 10th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

14 Filipino seamen in hijacked tanker safe


Fourteen Filipino seafarers were among those held by armed men who hijacked a Cyprus-flagged and Norwegian-managed tanker the other day in Lomé, Togo, in West Africa.

Posted: September 16th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Spain jails Somali pirates for 439 years

MADRID—A court in Spain Tuesday sentenced two Somali men to jail terms of 439 years each for their role in the hijacking of a Spanish fishing trawler and its crew in October 2009. The two, Abdou Willy and Raagegeesey Adji Hamanwere, were detained by Spanish marines as they left the captured trawler two days after […]

Posted: May 4th, 2011 in Europe,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »