chemical tanker

Chemical Tanker Crew Seized

For disregarding our warning to oil, gas and chemical tankers to keep away from the
Niger Delta waters, six crew members from the chemical tanker, Siehem Peace were
seized about 20 nautical miles from Escravos on Sunday, July 5, 2009 by the
Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and will be held until
further notice.

Their arrest is meant to serve as a warning to others that there are root issues
that have to be resolved with the Nigerian government before normalcy can resume
such as the return of displaced civilians to their ancestral home, compensation for


Sichem Peace Hostages

Within the next 24 Hours, the six crew members of the chemical tanker, the Sichem
Peace will be released.

This is a dividend of the current ceasefire and we hope that the federal government
will begin to reciprocate our gesture by withdrawing the JTF from the Gbaramatu
community and allowing the displaced people return home.

We wish to make it clear however that the pipelines and facilities that were
destroyed during Hurricane Piper Alpha and Hurricane Moses will be revisited if they
are repaired during this time.

Jomo Gbomo