Nigerian army frees hijacked Maersk container vessel

A container ship from Maersk Line subsidiary Safmarine was hijacked by pirates on Friday and has how been freed by the Nigerian army. All 25 crew members are safe and free. West Africa has become the new hot spot for pirates.

Photo: Safmarine

One of Maersk Line's container vessels, Safmarine Kuramo, was hijacked by pirates on Friday off the coast of Nigerian en route from Pointe Noire in Congo to Port Onne in Nigeria.

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