Fresh Vessel Attack Recorded Off Nigeria Coast

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Yemisi Izuora

Pirates have returned to the Gulf of Guinea, GoG, off the coast of Nigeria with an attack on an MSC containership.

The incident, was reported on Monday, October 25, by Dryad Global a maritime security firm which specializes in reporting the activities of pirates and piracy-related news.

Dryad Global disclosed that the containership, identified as the MSC Lucia, was boarded by an unknown number of pirates; approximately 86 nautical miles southwest of the offshore Agbami Oil Terminal, located approximately 70nm south-southwest of the Niger Delta.

The incident is believed to be ongoing; while it also advised other vessels transiting the area to exercise extreme caution but revealed that a Navy vessel was inbound to confront the attackers.

The MSC Lucia is a Panama-flagged containership measuring 189 meters in length and 1,951 TEU, according to MSC’s website. The ship was built in 1985.

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