19 Crew Missing From Oil Tanker Following Pirate Attack 76nm South of Bonny, Nigeria

December 03, 18:10 UTC: Nineteen crew have been kidnapped by an unknown number of armed pirates attacked and boarded a very large crude carrier (VLCC) NAVE CONSTELLATION (IMO #9515929) underway 76nm south of Bonny, Nigeria (posn: 03:06N – 007:07E.) The Navios Maritime Acquisition carrier had just departed Bonny Offshore terminal without an escort at the time. The vessel owners notified the Nigerian Navy and MRCC for assistance. Remaining crew sailed the tanker to a safe area.

Source: ICC & GlobalSecur

This report will be updated as more information becomes available.

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