New pirate attack off the coast of West Africa

Five ship officers onboard the 2,578 teu container ship City of Xiamen, chartered from Maersk Line by carrier Sunship, were held hostage by pirates that attacked the ship with two boats.
Photo: IMO
Photo: IMO

This is the third pirate attack within a short period of time off the coast of Nigeria, where pirate attacks are said to be of a more violent nature than on the eastern side of Africa.

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