Posted on November 25, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates successfully carried out a kidnapping in the Gulf of Guinea.
Date: 20th of November
Location: Gulf of Guinea
Position: 0345.56N- 00814.1E
The Singapore-flagged Offshore Supply Ship, PACIFIC WARDEN was the target of a pirate attack during the early morning hours of November the 20th. At approximately 04:20 am, pirates boarded the vessel and successfully kidnapped 7 of the 15 crew members aboard the ship.
Some of the crew members managed to successfully hide inside the ship's compartments during the attack and avoid capture by the pirates but unfortunately, not all of the seafarers were as lucky.
The crew of the offshore supply vessel includes South African, Cameroonian, Philippino and Serbian nationals.
Following the attack, the vessel moved to the island of Malabo, where she remains as of writing.
Original story here. Image Courtesy of Marine Traffic.
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