German container ship DEMETER Update: kidnapped crew nationalities
German container ship DEMETER attack Update: According to Reuters, 6 kidnapped crew include 4 Filipino, 1 Ukrainian and 1 Hungarian nationalities. Most probably, Ukrainian seaman is an officer or Captain.
German container ship attacked, 6 crew kidnapped, including Captain
Container ship DEMETER was attacked by pirates at around 0600 UTC Oct 21 in position 03 47N 007 09E, south of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Bight of Bonny, while en route from Malabo Equatorial Guinea to Monrovia, Liberia, probably with Onne Nigeria call. Pirates boarded the ship, kidnapped 6 crew, including Master, Chief Officer, Secodn Officer, Second Engineer, Bosun and Cook, and then left DEMETER. According to report, there were 8 pirates on a black speedboat. Remaining 12 crew reported unhurt, the ship resumed sailing, ETA Monrovia Oct 25. At 1300 UTC Oct 23 the ship was in Gulf of Guinea southeast of Abijan, heading for Monrovia at some 12 knots speed. Nationalities of kidnapped crew unknown.
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