Pirates Attack ‘MSC Mandy’ off Benin in West Africa


Pirates attacked the containership MSC Mandy, on January 2, off Benin, West Africa, kidnapping six crewmembers. The vessel was sailing through the Gulf of Guinea when the attack took place.

As MSC Mandy was 55 nautical miles off Benin, in the Gulf of Guinea, pirates attacked it and boarded it, kidnapping six crewmembers.

At the time of the attack, the ship had sailed from Togo and is currently anchored off Lagos.

After the attack, sources report that MSC attempted to protect the ships and make sure the rest crew members on board the ship remain safe.

According to reports, the 2,668 TEU MSC Mandy was attacked on January 2 2018 in the Gulf of Guinea when the vessel was 55 nautical miles away from Benin.

Ambrey Intelligence has reported the attack on Twitter. According to Marine Traffic, the vessel has just left Lagos, where it was anchored following the attack.

Sea News, January 4

Baibhav Mishra
Author: Baibhav Mishra

Comments are closed.