Container ship attacked, boarded, Gulf of Guinea

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

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UPDATE Management Statement: Istanbul, January 24, 2021 - Managers Boden Denizcilik AS report 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.

Container ship MOZART was attacked and reportedly, boarded by pirates, at 0540 UTC Jan 23, WNW of Sao Tome, Gulf of Guinea, while en route from Lagos Nigeria to Cape Town South Africa. The ship stopped shortly after boarding, went adrift, was still adrift at the time of last received AIS position 0615 UTC Jan 23. awaiting further updates.

General

IMO: 9337274

Name: MOZART

Vessel Type - Generic: Cargo

Vessel Type - Detailed: Container Ship

Status: Active

MMSI: 636018378

Flag: Liberia [LR]

Gross Tonnage: 28616

Summer DWT: 39339 t

Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 222.15 x 30.07 m

Year Built: 2007

Home Port: MONROVIA

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