Pirates abduct 11 crew members from containership

Date: Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
Source: American Shipper

The Pomerenia Sky was en route from Luanda, Angola to Onne, Nigeria.

The containership Pomerenia Sky was attacked Saturday by pirates on two speedboats approximately 40 nautical miles off the coast of Nigeria, according to the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Maritime Bulletin said.

The ship was en route from Luanda, Angola and was bound for Onne, Nigeria.
The latest update from the Maritime Bulletin said it had been confirmed that 11 of the 20 crew members had been abducted. “Talks with kidnappers already started, kidnapped crew are OK, considering circumstances.”

BlueWater Reporting shows the 2,546-TEU Pomerenia Sky is deployed on Maersk Line’s WAF5 loop. The WAF5 deploys seven vessels averaging 2,532 TEUs and has a rotation of Lisbon, Leixoes, Algeciras, Malaga, Luanda, Onne, San Pedro, Algeciras and Lisbon.

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