Pirates Kidnapped 10 Crew from Bulk Carrier Off Nigeria

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December 20, 2017

Photo: MarineTraffic.com / Fay Smith

Pirates have kidnapped ten crew members from a bulk carrier off the coast of Nigeria, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre and other sources have confirmed.

The incident took place 14 December 2017 approximately 32nm South of Brass, Nigeria.

According to the IMB, the bulk carrier was boarded by six pirates from a small boat as the vessel was underway. Ten crew members were reported missing. The remaining crew onboard sailed the vessel to a safe port.

Shipping sources have identified the bulk carrier as the Marshall Islands-flagged MV Skylight. The vessel is managed by Greece-based Technomar Shipping.

AIS showed the Skylight as moored in Port Harcourt, Nigeria as of Wednesday. 

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