Pirates kidnap two American sailors off Nigeria
AFP 10/24/2013 2:39:53 PM
Pirates have stormed an oil supply vessel off southern Nigeria and kidnapped the ship's captain and chief engineer, both US citizens, a private security firm which tracks the region told AFP Thursday.
"The US-flagged C-Retriever was attacked off Brass, Nigeria," in southern Bayelsa state, said Richard Fylon of AKE, a London headquartered private security firm, referring to the Wednesday attack. "Both the chief engineer and the captain were kidnapped," he added, saying, "they are both American."