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Product tanker crew kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea

Christian Fernsby |
Chemical tanker Curacao Trader was attacked at around 1100 UTC Jul 17 in Gulf of Guinea, 230 nm south of Lagos, Nigeria, while en route from Lome Togo to undefined port.

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Pirates boarded tanker and kidnapped 15 crew, according to Dryad IMB report.

They’re believed to be of Russian and Ukrainian nationalities.

Tanker AIS was off after pirates boarded tanker, she reappeared at around 1850 UTC, south of attack position, moving in northern direction at a reduced speed.

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