Cargo ship attacked in the Gulf of Guinea halfway between Sao Tome and Libreville Gabon, reports Maritime Bulletin.
While container ship MSC TALIA F was en route from Lome to Libreville, 7 crew were kidnapped out of a total of 17.
The ship was attacked in the Gulf of Guinea halfway between Sao Tome and Libreville Gabon, at around 0730 UTC Mar 22. All the kidnapped crew are said to be Ukrainians.
The ship resumed sailing at around 1115 UTC, AIS on, as of 1415 UTC she was approaching Libreville. As of 0900 UTC, the ship’s AIS was off during the last 3 hours.
About the ship
Container ship MSC TALIA F, IMO 9308601, dwt 11815, capacity 957 TEU, built 2005, flag Portugal, manager MSC.
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Source: Maritime Bulletin