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Pirates attack ship off Nigeria, kidnap Italian sailors

TERRADAILY -- Pirates attacked an Italian ship off Nigeria and kidnapped four sailors, including three Italians, in the latest such incident off the country's oil-producing southern coast, officials said Monday.

While a spokeswoman for Italy's foreign ministry confirmed three of those abducted were Italians, the nationality of the fourth victim was not yet clear following the Sunday night attack.

"Pirates armed with guns attacked, boarded an offshore supply vessel ... and kidnapped four crew members," the International Maritime Bureau said.

There were "no injuries to crew members and (the) vessel continued passage to a safe port," it said.


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Submitted Dec 25, 2012 By: NOTSOGRN
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 11:22:25 PM

It is past time to attack the pirates home bases.
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NemoIL
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 3:32:23 PM

Obama would have us ban all firearms in response to the pirate attacks.
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WEB0153
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 12:06:56 PM

It's for the companies not the countries to fight fire with fire, they should have armed regiment on board at all times.
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CivicMA
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 7:07:52 AM

It's time for ALL countries merchant ships to have an armed contingent ready to defend the ship and crew from pirates.

Hope, prayer and paying off pirates just doesn't work . . . unless they pay them off in lead!
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LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 6:40:20 AM

Uh oh. On the east coast of Africa. Now on the west coast. The Barbary pirates were on the north coast. Will it take pirates appearing off the south coast before we resort to dealing with them like Jefferson did?
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Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 12:47:13 AM

greed
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afghaned
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 12:08:52 AM

Sounds like what the British did to American ships prior to war of 1812.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 11:35:28 PM

WTF!!!
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confetti
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 11:18:53 PM

The continuation of these crimes is horrible! I don't understand why the shippers haven't banded together to find a solution, most probably sharing the cost of armed escorts or patrols. I also don't understand why the local governments allow lawlessness to flourish there to such a surprising extent; i.e., why other countries aren't putting more pressure on them (and specifically Nigeria) to adopt some modern civility and enforce basic laws.

[Edited by: confetti at 12/26/2012 12:21:02 AM EST]
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wkb03
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 11:04:53 PM

Not armed and got attacked, wonder why?
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 11:03:39 PM

GB-related?
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N5EXY
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 11:02:24 PM

Must have been a gun free ship.
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cheaper0ON
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 11:01:33 PM

Not good.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 11:01:23 PM

Catch them and FEED them to the SHARKS
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:59:19 PM

The tankers do carry a valuable cargo. That makes them a target.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:57:17 PM

I don't understand why we still have pirates kidnapping others. Blow them hell!
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:56:30 PM

lets stop them
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:55:49 PM

I can't believe these ships don't hire men to kill the pirates....
cheaper than paying ransom
and guess what
no more pirates... eventually they all get killed or find another to pick on
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:55:02 PM

They need a good spanking!
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:52:20 PM

ok.
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gasmack
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:48:55 PM

Hire well armed private guards to protect the crews and cargo. STOP BEING CHEAP.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:46:44 PM

too many guns....
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:45:43 PM

These fools should be executed when caught.

[Edited by: FrankTA2 at 12/25/2012 11:46:53 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:42:29 PM

pirates?
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:42:19 PM

interesting, again they attack.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:42:15 PM

Let's not do any more for them than we did for our own personnel.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:40:35 PM

thats terrible,,,
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:40:30 PM

That sucks!
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:38:13 PM

good guys win
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:38:05 PM

Aeyy, MakeThose Survey Dogs WalkThe Plank.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:37:34 PM

Many good posts.... Something needs to be done about these pirates doing
what ever they want to do!!!!!
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Spirits
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:37:32 PM

And who do you think will try to rescue these people? Probably the US will.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:37:24 PM

Just another day in crap-opia.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:36:45 PM

Get those pirates and get rid of them.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:31:45 PM

Show now mercy to those Pirates!!
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:26:20 PM

You know, just get armed and take the skinny's out. Geez.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:25:10 PM

More Somalian pirates?
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:22:46 PM

So sorry there are such unsafe places
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:19:32 PM

Need to use weapons in this case to protect cargo and the crew on board against pirate ships.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:16:43 PM

Escort the ships
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:12:31 PM

Should have guns and training.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:12:19 PM

Arm the ships.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:10:04 PM

this is one place where guns are required....
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:08:57 PM

Need to put gun crews on Merchant Marine vessels again...
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:08:14 PM

Send gun boats
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:06:01 PM

So one said it's against international law for them to be armed.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:04:15 PM

Cannot believe that these vessels are not armed. Especially if they are routed through these areas.
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:03:01 PM

When is the world going to stop this nonsense?
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:02:04 PM

They are probably all NoBama's Muslim bretheren and nothing will be done to stop them by the United States as long as he is in office...
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2012 10:01:40 PM

Whats this got to do with gas prices?
. I admit it is news but not to do with the price of gas
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