Hijacked Container Vessel Released, All Safe


Container Vessel Released, All Safe


A Good news to all is that a container ship, that was hijacked off the Nigerian Coast on Friday night is released.  All 25 seafarers are reported to be safe.

  • Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) reported that the 195m (640-foot) vessel was hijacked at about 8.06pm (Singapore time), when the vessel was en route from Pointe Noire, Congo, to Port Onne, Nigeria.
  • The armed pirates hijacked the ship for cargo.
  • The Nigerian authorities were able to negotiate the release of the crew and the vessel on Saturday at 1.20am (Singapore time)
  • The vessel is currently anchored in the waters off the Bonny River delta near to Port Onne.

Source: Channel News Asia


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