Nigerian pirates attack crew

Published: 4 Aug 2009

Two crew members have reportedly been injured after their Turkish bulk carrier was fired upon off Nigeria, Fairplay shipping magazine reports

The unidentified seafarers were reportedly not seriously injured when the pirates fired at the Turkey-flagged bulker near Port Harcourt some time between Sunday and Monday.

The ship is understood to have suffered minimal or no damage and has berthed at the large Nigerian port.

Rebels in the area connected with piracy recently released six crew of an Eitzen-managed chemical carrier after they were held for three weeks. 




Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney