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Pirates kidnap seven crew from container vessel in Gulf of Guinea
Fecha de la noticias: 24/03/2020 • Publicada: 24/03/2020
Specifically, the 2015-built, 957-teu MSC Talia F, that
was carrying 17 seafarers, is believed to have been en-route from Lome, Togo to
Port Libreville, Gabon at the time of the pirates’ boarding.
According to reports, the vessel had a?crew of 17
all understood to be Ukrainian nationals.
"Reporting indicates that the
Portuguese-flagged container vessel MSC Talia F was boarded resulting in the
kidnap of seven crew",
Dryad Global highlighted.
It is noted that this piracy incident is the first
reported in the area for 2020; Yet, in 2019, there were four reported incidents
at Port Libreville and the Owendo Anchorage involving a spate of incidents in
Overall, the Gulf of Guinea has
been a hot spot for maritime piracy, as Risk Intelligence had recorded almost 100 maritime security incidents across the region in 2019.
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