Swiss bulk carrier attacked, 12 crew hijacked, Nigeria Update

Sep 24 Update: Twelve crew members of a Swiss merchant vessel kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria are from the Philippines, Slovenia, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia and Bosnia.

Swiss bulk carrier GLARUS was attacked at around 0500 UTC Sep 22 in position 03 45N 006 43E, some 48 nm south of Bonny, Bight of Bonny, Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria. According to Massoel, Geneva-based owner of the ship, 12 out of 19 crew were kidnapped. Bulk carrier was en route from Lagos to Harcourt, Nigeria. The ship reached Bonny anchorage at around 1200 UTC and was brought to anchor. No other information available at the moment.

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