Pirates Seize Five Off Coast of Nigeria

Pirates have kidnapped five crew members from a cargo ship off Nigeria, the vessel’s management company said on Monday, part of a growing trend of attacks that are pushing up maritime insurance costs in the Gulf of Guinea.
 
A Russian and a Polish citizen were among those taken hostage when the Antigua and Barbuda-flagged MV City of Xiamen container ship was attacked late on April 25 about 100 miles off Nigeria’s coast, Sunship Schiffahrtskontor KG, the ship’s German operator, …