Massoel Delivery stated in an announcement Sunday that the ship, the MV Glarus, was attacked early Saturday whereas crusing from Lagos to Port Harcourt with a cargo of wheat. The pirates reportedly struck about 45 nautical miles south-southwest of Bonny Island.
“It’s understood the pirate gang boarded the Glarus via lengthy ladders and minimize the razor wire on deck to achieve entry to the vessel and finally the bridge,” Massoel Delivery stated.
“Having destroyed a lot of the vessel’s communications tools the felony gang departed taking 12 of the 19 crew complement as hostage.”
Noémie Charton, a spokeswoman for Switzerland’s overseas ministry, instructed CNN the ministry was conscious of the assault. She additionally stated not one of the sailors on board had been Swiss, however she was unable to substantiate their nationalities.
“The Swiss Maritime Navigation Workplace of the (Federal Division of International Affairs) in Basel is in direct contact with the shipowner,” Charton stated.