Crew kidnap off Nigeria

Reports state that eight crew were kidnapped during the attack by 10 armed pirates in three speedboats.

General cargo ship BBC Caribbean attacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea

The general cargo ship BBC Caribbean was attacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea on 45 nautical miles south-west off Brass, Nigeria. The incident happened near Pennington Oil Terminal at Nigerian Delta, when the cargo ship was approached by motor skiff[s] with armed men on board, who opened fire.

The guards on board of the general cargo ship BBC Caribbean started firefight with the pirates and the attack was averted. The ship proceeded in western direction with destination “to order”, but there are no information about injured or hijacked people. The accident was reported to local authorities and at the scene arrived navy boat, but failed to track the traces of the pirates.

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