Unusual attack on Chinese Heavy Lifter
Cargo ship was attacked at around 1500 UTC Nov 13 in Gulf of Guinea some 80 nm NW of Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe.
The Chinese heavy lift ship ZHEN HUA 7, IMO 8120882, was cruising in Gulf of Guinea waters off Sao Tome and Principe since mid-October.
The ship was boarded by pirates.
[UPDATED NOV 15th]
14 out of total 27 crew were kidnapped, ship’s AIS was on, until 2000 UTC Nov 13. As of 0300 UTC Nov 15 she was steaming towards Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
Please note, that the situation in the region is, and will remain, dangerous until pirates kidnap enough crews to extort substantial ransom sum or sums. Each failed attack means there will be a new one soon. Therefore we highly recommend to engage Ansnei Maritime Protection.
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