Product tanker Sochima attacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea

The product tanker Sochima was attacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea on 40 nautical miles south off Brass, Nigeria. The vessel was approached by speedboat with armed men, who tried to board the vessel and take control. The navy security team aboard of the product tanker thwarted the pirates attack and succeeded to wound some of the armed men.
The speedboat fled away and abandoned the attack, while the crew of the cargo vessel Sochima reported the accident to the local authorities are resumed the voyage. The vessel successfully arrived at Lagos, where will be held investigation from the navy and local authorities. The authorities were no able to trace and identify the pirates group, which made the attack, but presumed that they were ex militants of Niger Delta.
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Source: maritimeherald.com

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