Pirates Attack Tanker, Abduct Crew

News: Armed pirates attacked a Nigerian-flagged oil products tanker, MT Matrix, offshore Nigeria on June 1, according to unidentified security sources. The gunmen also kidnapped an unknown number of crew members. A total of 12 Pakistani and five Nigerians were onboard the MT Matrix when it was hijacked by the pirates near the coast of oil-producing Bayelsa state. Meanwhile, the rising acts of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea region have increased costs for shipping companies operating in the region.

Pirates Attack Tanker, Abduct Crew

News: Armed pirates attacked a Nigerian-flagged oil products tanker, MT Matrix, offshore Nigeria on June 1, according to unidentified security sources. The gunmen also kidnapped an unknown number of crew members. A total of 12 Pakistani and five Nigerians were onboard the MT Matrix when it was hijacked by the pirates near the coast of oil-producing Bayelsa state. Meanwhile, the rising acts of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea region have increased costs for shipping companies operating in the region.

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