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Offshore tug attacked, 7 crew kidnapped, Gulf of Guinea



Offshore supply tug PACIFIC WARDEN was attacked by pirates on Nov 20 at 0420 UTC in vicinity 03 46N 008 14E, Gulf of Guinea, some 35 nm W of Malabo, Bioko island, Equatorial Guinea. Out of 15 crew 7 were kidnapped, 8 managed to hide inside ship’s compartments and avoid captivity. Crew include South African, Cameroon, Philippines and Serbia nationalities. The ship moved to Malabo and remains at Malabo since Nov 21.

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