Pirates attack US-flagged ship in Gulf of Guinea, kidnap crew members

The C-Retriever is a US-flagged offshore supply vessel owned & operated by Edison Chouest Offshore. Reports confirm that the vessel has been attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea and that the captain and the chief engineer have been kidnapped.

NIGERIA: During the early hours of 23 October, pirates attacked the U.S.-flagged offshore supply vessel C RETRIEVER near Brass and kidnapped the captain and chief engineer, both U.S. citizens.

Source: US Navy, Office of Naval Intelligence, Maritime OPINTEL Report.

C-Retriever (c. 2008)

Oh, foolish pirates! A US-flagged vessel? I think we all know how this ends.

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