Cargo vessel attacked, crew kidnapped in Nigeria

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Dutch ship owner ForestWave Navigation issued a statement, which says that their general cargo ship FWN RAPIDE was attacked by pirates on Port Harcourt approaches, Nigeria, Bight of Bonny, in the morning Apr 21. Several crew members were kidnapped.

Forestwave have had temporary contact with the remaining crew on board and is currently in the process of establishing further contact with the ship in order to verify the information. Meanwhile the company is making arrangement to move FWN Rapide to a safe position. Company’s emergency response team has been activated and is monitoring the situation extremely closely. They are currently in close contact with the authorities and taking professional advice in order to secure the earliest release of those that are currently being held. 

The ship was en route from Takoradi Ghana to Onne Nigeria.

 

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