Pirates kidnap crew of Polish vessel
PIRATES attacked a Polishowned cargo vessel off the Nigerian coast and kidnapped its captain and four crew, Polish authorities said, in the first documented incident of its kind in almost year in some of the deadliest shipping lanes on earth.
The Cyprus- registered Szafir was boarded overnight by armed men in two boats, who looted the 10 000-ton container ship, operator EuroAfrica said.
The as yet unidentified kidnappers had made no demands so far and Poland was liaising with Nigerian authorities.
The kidnapped sailors also included other officers, which made the ship impossible to navigate.