Pirates Attack, Boarded Containership In Gulf Of Guinea, En route from Lagos

A containership; MOZART was today 23rd if January 2021 attacked by daredevil pirates in the Gulf of Guinea at about 05.25 UTC while en route from Lagos Nigeria to Cape Town South Africa.

Managers of the ship, Boden Denizcilik AS reported that at appx 05.25 UTC this morning its container vessel Mozart came under attack of pirates whilst sailing in the Gulf of Guinea some 100 nautical miles off the coast of Sao Tome.

Meanwhile contact has been established with the crew of the vessel who have taken shelter in the citadel of the ship.

Immediately after the attack all relevant authorities have been notified and assistance has been asked from the navy.

The safety and wellbeing of the seafarers on board is a prime concern to the company. Mozart, which has an international crew of 19 seafarers was on a commercial voyage from Lagos to Cape Town.

The ship stopped shortly after boarding, went adrift, was still adrift at the time of last received AIS position 0615 UTC Jan 23.

Container ship MOZART, IMO 9337274, dwt 39339, capacity 2824 TEU, built 2007, flag Liberia, manager BODEN DENIZCILIK AS, Istanbul.

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