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Friday, November 18, 2005

Pirate attack off Nigeria


Info here:
A Greek registered vessel, M. V. MEDIA K, was on Sunday, raided by privates who stormed the vessel at the outside bar, some 15 nautical miles outside the Lagos Port Complex, Daily Sun has learnt. The vessel which was chartered by Messrs Yinka Folawiyo and Sons Limited, was loaded with bulk cement from Europe for Lagos but was delayed at the sea for some days, owing to the port congestion being experienced in Nigeria now.

Reliable sources told Daily Sun on Monday that the vessel which loaded 14,100 metric tones of bulk cement was low enough in the waters, which made it easy for the pirates to climb on board with hooked ladder ropes.
The Group Managing Director of Yinka Folawiyo and Sons Limited, Captain S. Kadiri, conformed the attack but could not give any details.
He said “the vessel arrived outside bar on Saturday and moved some 15 nautical miles away from the Lagos harbour...
...Although no life was lost during the raid, Daily Sun learnt that the marauders collected reasonable ransome from the vessel.

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