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BBC CARIBBEAN attacked in Gulf of Guinea, 8 crew kidnapped

Feb. 7, 2017 at 04:29 by Mikhail Voytenko in Maritime Security

Feb 8 UPDATE: Today I’ve been asked by Russian major News Agencies about an attack on general cargo vessel BBC Caribbean, I told them everything I know. According to their information, obtained from Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 8 crew were kidnapped from vessel, among them 7 Russians and 1 Ukrainian. Information is to be confirmed, because Russian MFA just doesn’t know for sure. Number of kidnapped sailors is unusually high, if news about kidnapping are confirmed.
Voytenko Mikhail

Feb 7: General cargo vessel BBC CARIBBEAN reportedly attacked by pirates at around 1030 UTC Feb 5 in 03 59N 005 29E, Pennington Oil Terminal, off Bayelsa, Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea. No other information available at the moment. Understood after attack vessel sailed in western direction, destination “to order”, last known position at 2000 UTC Feb in 02 58N 000 18W, continuing sailing in western direction.

BBC CARIBBEAN attacked in Gulf of Guinea, 8 crew kidnapped

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