Six Crew Kidnapped from Cargo Ship


According to ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) report. Six crew members have been kidnapped from a general cargo vessel off Nigeria.

Pirate attack:

Pirates boarded an unidentified ship while it was underway around 21 nautical miles south of Nigerian Coast on May 17. Following the attack, the pirates escaped.

Ship reaches anchorage:

The remaining crew sailed the ship to Bonny anchorage. The Nigerian Navy is investigating the case, ICC IMB said.

The kidnapping occurred just a day after a foiled attack against bulk carrier MV Lord Mountbatten while the vessel was sailing some 230 nautical miles southwest of Salalah, the Gulf of Aden.

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Source: ICC-CCS


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