April 2016 Issue – Two Crew Kidnapped from CMA CGM Containership Off Nigeria
Prespective: If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. How people treat you, is their karma; how you react is yours. When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself. — Wayne Dyer
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Enlightened Society: Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, rule of law and accountability, there is abuse, corruption. — Atifete Jahjaga
Another brazen attack off Nigeria as pirates board and kidnap two crew members from a containership underway.
The ship has been identified as the Liberian-flagged CMA CGM Turquoise, a 4,360 TEU containership chartered by French shipping company CMA CGM.
The International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Center confirmed the attack and kidnappings, reporting that on April 11 armed pirates boarded a container ship underway approximately 30 nautical miles southwest of Bayelsa Coast, Nigeria. Master raised the alarm, activated SSAS and all crew members, except two crew, mustered in the citadel, the report said. After about 12 hours,the crew emerged from the citadel and discovered that the two crew had been kidnapped.
All other crew are safe and the Nigerian navy boarded the vessel for investigations, the IMB report said.
The manager of the vessel confirmed the incident in a statement provided to the Captain:
Dioryx Maritime Corporation confirm that their managed vessel CMA CGM TURQUOISE was attacked by pirates off the coast of Nigeria at position 04 08.01’N 005 23.05’E on 11th April 2016 at 19:56 hours UTC.