3,000-TEU Port Gdynia safe after pirate attack in Gulf of Guinea
A CMA CGM ship, the 3,000-TEU Port Gdynia, escaped a Gulf of Guinea pirate attack, reports Oslo's Trade Winds
28 December 2020 - 05:24
The crew and ship are safe after pirates were prevented from taking control. The report comes after five seafarers were kidnapped from a cargo ship off Nigeria on December 16 and eight others on December 21.
The ship was attacked 95 miles south of the Nigerian Port of Brass.
Security concerns have become a significant issue for containerships on these passages, as the 12,950-dwt New Ranger was attacked by gunmen in the Gulf of Guinea, while the 12,000-dwt Stevia had eight crew kidnapped.
'The incident is over, and the crew is safe thanks to their exemplary reactions. The Port Gdynia, enroute from Lome, Togo, to Bata, Equatorial Guinea, was boarded by pirates. Pirates left the ship without having been able to take control of the vessel, and all crew members are safe. We are fully collaborating with local authorities,' said CMA CGM.
The ship is one of five containerships operated by CMA CGM on its Europe-Africa service.
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