19 November 2011
The captains of the two boats were taken early on Friday, the same day eight pirates took three hostages from an oil supply vessel contracted by Chevron Corp, two security sources close to the incidents said.
Chevron confirmed the attack on the vessel owned by its contractor, the second hijacking on ships hired by the
U.S. major off the coast of this month. Nigeria
Both attacks on Friday were in waters around President Goodluck Jonathan
's home state of Bayelsa, where military security has been bolstered in recent days amid a fierce political row.