Swiss cargo ship attacked offshore Nigeria, 12 kidnapped

A Swiss shipping company says that a bulk carrier has been attacked by pirates off Nigeria’s coast and 12 of its 19 crew members have been kidnapped.

Geneva-based Massoel Shipping said the MV Glarus was attacked early Saturday as it sailed from Lagos to Port Harcourt with a load of wheat.

The company said that after destroying much of the ship’s communications equipment, the gang departed with 12 of the crew members.

It said that a pilot and naval officers are now on board, and it is working for “the speedy and safe release” of the captured crew.

Source: Daily Mail

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