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Maersk ship attempted boarded by pirates in Gulf of Guinea

Wednesday evening, pirates attempted to board container ship Maersk Cardiff in the Gulf of Guinea, but a guard vessel was called and the attack averted, confirms Maersk.

Photo: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Wednesday evening at 8:30 PM local time pirates attempted to board container ship Maersk Cardiff while it was en route from Tema in Ghana to Cameroon, Maersk confirms to ShippingWatch.

The ship managed to alert a patrol vessel and by the time it arrived at Maersk Cardiff the pirates had already left. Maersk informs that the crew is safe and that the vessel has been secured and is ready to continue its voyage to Cameroon.

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