A Turkish ship was attacked off Nigeria’s Gulf of Guinea coast, killing an Azerbaijani citizen, and kidnapping 15 sailors, with studies stating the assault, occurred method offshore in comparison with different assaults.
This was disclosed in a report by Reuters on Sunday, because the assault occurred on Saturday and has been confirmed by the Turkish authorities.
The Liberian-flagged vessel was headed to Cape Town from Lagos when it was attacked 160 kilometers (100 miles) off Sao Tome island on Saturday, maritime studies confirmed.
The ship which was Liberian Flagged was on its option to Cape Town from Lagos, was attacked 160 kilometers off Sao Tome, crew members added that the assault was properly deliberate because the pirates stormed the Ship’s protecting citadel.
The Gabonese authorities has confirmed the Ship has reached its waters as 3 Sailors stay on the ship, Mozart,
“The ship is in our waters and our sailors are assisting a few nautical miles from Port Gentil,” Gabon’s presidency spokesman Jessye Ella Ekogha, mentioned.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s workplace mentioned Erdogan spoke with the fourth captain of the ship, Furkan Yaren, and guaranteed them that he’ll “rescue of kidnapped ship personnel”.
Furkan Yaren, disclosed that the Ship had been “cruising blindly” in the direction of Gabon as Pirates broken a lot of the ship’s controls leaving solely radar working.
Nigerian Navy commander, Edward Yeibo, revealed that Nigeria was not conscious of the assault as to when it occurred however would search extra particulars about it.
What you must know
- Nairametrics reported that West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea recorded an unprecedented enhance in piracy assaults in 2020, in keeping with the International Maritime Bureau in its 2020 Annual Piracy report.
- The IMB reported that 135 crew members have been kidnapped from their vessels in 2020, with the Gulf of Guinea accounting for over 95% kidnapped. A document of 130 crew members was kidnapped in 22 separate incidents.
- The FG launched the $195 million Deep Blue Project which is a NIMASA initiative aimed on the prevention of unlawful actions within the maritime area. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi said that each one tools wanted for the Deep Blue Project can be prepared by March 2021.
- Maersk, the world’s largest transport firm, has called for navy intervention within the piracy drawback within the Gulf of Guinea, which has made the gulf the brand new international headquarters for piracy.