NIGERIA : NEFELI II attacked by pirates

According to an article by Praesidium International, the tanker NEFELI II was attacked by pirates at 93NM South of Brass.

The article relates : ” On November 4th, around 0520 UTC, approximately 93NM South of Brass, the Panama-flagged tanker NEFELI 2 (IMO: 9291638) activated its SSAS and was not responding to calls from shipowner and local authorities. According to available information and previous transit registries Russian, Georgian and Ukrainian nationals are believed to be onboard.

It was later confirmed that pirates boarded the vessel and destroyed the communication equipment in the bridge. All crew is reported to be safe.

The attacked tanker is managed by World Carrier Corp., Greece.

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