Maersk Boxship Boarded off West Africa

The geared container ship Maersk Cadiz was boarded by pirates off West Africa on Saturday afternoon, Maersk Line confirmed Sunday.


While the Maersk Cadiz was under way on a short transit from Ghana to Cameroon, she was attacked and boarded by a gang of “criminals,” Maersk said in a statement Sunday. The Nigerian Navy dispatched patrol vessels to assist, and the pirates departed the ship without kidnapping any crewmembers. All 21 seafarers aboard the ship are safe, Maersk said.

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