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Container vessel crew kidnapped off the coast of Nigeria

Six crew members have been kidnapped from a German container vessel off the coast of Nigeria. The Peter Döhle ship was attacked by a group of pirates in a speedboat.

Seks søfolk fra et containerskib fra tyske Peter Döhle er blevet kidnappet af pirater. Photo: IMO

A German container vessel from the Peter Döhle group was attacked by a group of pirates in a speedboat during the night between Oct. 21 and 22, report several German media, including Der Spiegel.

The attack resulted in the pirates taking six crew members with them when they left the vessel, 3,091-teu ship Demeter, which was headed for the port in Onne.

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