Incident lasted for around three hours.
Car carrier Silver Sky attacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea
Author: Svilen Petrov
The vehicle carrier Silver Sky was attacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea on 50 nautical miles off Bayelsa, Nigeria. Two groups of pirates on fast boats attacked the ship and tried to board her, but fortunately due to the free boards and self protection from the crew prevented hijacking. The pirates opened fire to the car carrier and wounded one crew member, but without life-threatening injuries.
After several unsuccessful attempts to board the vehicle carrier Silver Sky, pirates gave up and moved away to the shore. The ship proceeded to Cotonou, Benin and after that headed to Antwerp, Belgium.
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