Kidnapped Duke Crew Members Released, One Dies in Captivity

first_imgNineteen crew members of the oil tanker Duke, who were kidnapped by pirates off Benin in mid-December 2019, have been released while one seafarer died in captivity.“(W)e can confirm that 19 of the crew members taken hostage were released by the criminal gang holding them,” Union Maritime and V.Ships Management (India), the ship’s owner and manager, confirmed in a statement.“It is with great regret that we have to report that one valued crew member, an Able Seaman, was evidently taken ill and died shortly after capture.”The companies added that they were seeking further information from the released sailors and that a full investigation into the seafarer’s death would be launched.As informed, the nineteen crew members have undergone medical checks and are reported to be well. They will soon return home to their families.As World Maritime News reported last month, the sailors, all Indian nationals, were kidnapped some 110 nautical miles off the coast of Benin after the 19,100 dwt Duke had been attacked and boarded by six pirates.Following the attack, a Togolese naval patrol boat made contact with the vessel and escorted new sea-staff that resumed command of the 2003-built ship.last_img read more

Rangers Declared Winner of Match-day 12 Clash with Giwa

first_imgPart of the decision read, “an order that the match which lasted 74 minutes shall count as a completed fixture, i.e the goals so far recorded (0-1) shall be the final scores; this is pursuant to Rule B13.55 which states that “the LMC may order a league match which for whatever reasons lasts for less than 90 minutes to count as a completed fixture or to be replayed”.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had on Monday upheld the decisions of (LMC) which has in a summary jurisdiction exercise ordered that the match be completed in Abuja from the 74th minute at which it was disrupted by Supporters of Giwa FC in Jos.Giwa FC has a further 48 hours to accept this decision in writing or elect to appear before a commissionShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Jos-based Giwa fined N3.65m for inconclusive gameRangers International of Enugu has been declared winner of the abandoned Match Day 12 fixture against Giwa FC as the Jos-based side failed to show up for the ordered completion of the match at the Abuja National Stadium on Wednesday.Rangers led 1-0 in Jos before the match was abandoned and the LMC relied on Rule B13.55 to declare Rangers winner with three points and one goal.The League Management Company (LMC) has also ordered Giwa FC to pay fines for breach of Rule B13.25 of the Framework and Rules for failing to honour a fixture obligation without acceptable reason.The fines include the sum of N2, 000, 000, another N650, 000 to offset the Match Officials expenses and N1, 000, 000 to offset the expenses of Rangers International.last_img read more