Seven Kidnapped from Containership Off Gabon – Report

Mike Schuler
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March 23, 2020
File Photo: MV MSC Talia F (former Maersk Fukuoka until 2010). Credit: MarineTraffic.com/Andrew Mackinnon

Seven seafarers have been kidnapped from a container ship off the coast of Gabon in the Gulf of Guinea.

Dryad Global reported with high confidence on Sunday that the MSC Talia F had come under attack approximately 52 nautical miles from Port Libreville resulting in the kidnapping of seven crew members. 

The Portuguese-flagged ship was reportedly underway from Lome to Port Libreville when the attack took place. The ship is believed to have a crew consisting of 17 Ukranian nationals. 

Dryad notes that the incident is believed to be the first in the area so far this year.  

(Note: MSC Talia F was former Maersk Fukuoka on charter to Maersk until 2010.)

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