MT Althea kidnap off Nigeria - 16 December 2013.

Fairly well promilgated in the media, but herewith IMB report (attack no: 254-13) on the kidnap of two crew members off an unidentified tanker off Nigeria on 16 December 2013. The media has identified the vessel as the MT Althea and the crew members as being the Master and Chief Engineer.

‘16.12.2013: Off Nigeria.

Heavily armed pirates boarded a chemical tanker, kidnapped two crew members, stole crew personal belongings and escaped. Further report awaited.'


The colour key for Google earth images is:

Red - Hijacked vessel, kidnapped crew or attack in progress.
White - Failed or aborted attack.
Yellow - Pirate action group (PAG) or mother ship.
Green - Suspicious approach, incident or activity