June 21, 2018

Pirates kidnap 6 from German-owned ship in Port Harcourt (Punch)

Pirates kidnap 6 from German-owned ship in Port Harcourt (Punch)

Six crew members from a German-owned container ship, including the captain, have been kidnapped in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, maritime security analysts said.

The Sea Guardian consultancy said the Demeter “was attacked by pirates” at about 7:00 am (0600 GMT) on Saturday.

“Pirates boarded the ship, kidnapped six crew, including (the) master, chief officer, second officer, second engineer, bosun and cook,” it said on its website www.sguardian.com Monday.

Reports suggested the attack was carried out by eight pirates in a black speedboat, it added. Read more

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