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Offshore tug Armada Tuah 101 attacked, hostages taken, Nigeria

Feb. 19, 2013 at 03:44 by Mikhail Voytenko in Maritime Security

An offshore tug Orcus (IMO:9398541) intercepted VHF distress call from offshore supply tug Armada Tuah 101 at 13:06 Feb 17 13 reporting piracy attack, attacked vessel was in position 03 56N 005 22E, Nigeria, see map. Pirates boarded the vessel and kidnapped all foreign crew from mixed foreign/Nigerian crew, number of the crew and nationalities unknown. Four vessels were attacked during last 10 days in this area, including Armada Tugas 1, Esther C, Walwis 7 and Armada Tuah 101. Remaining crew took Armada Tuah 101 to Onne, where vessel arrived on Feb 18, and was berthed. Offshore supply tug Armada Tuah 101, IMO 9387293, 2147 gt, built 2007, flag Malaysia, manager BUMI ARMADA NAVIGATION SDN BHD.

Walwis 7 http://www.news.odin.tc/index.php?page=view/article/116/Supply-vessel-Walvis-7-attacked-2-hostages

Armada Tugas 1 http://www.news.odin.tc/index.php?page=view/article/115/Supply-vessel-Armada-Tugas-1-attacked-presumably-hijacked

Esther C http://www.news.odin.tc/index.php?page=view/article/113/Kidnapped-three-crew-from-British-freighter-Esther-C-still-in-captivity

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  Offshore tug Armada Tuah 101 attacked, hostages taken, Nigeria

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