Off the west coast of Africa: Russian warship repels pirate attack

Off the west coast of Africa: Russian warship repels pirate attack

Russia says it has stopped a pirate attack on a container ship in the Gulf of Guinea. The crew trapped by the pirates was freed.

Pirate attack on container shipMSc Lucia “in golf According to information from Moscow, off the coast of Nigeria from Guinea, from Russian warship “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” is intercepted. According to the Tass agency, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on Monday evening that the submarine hunter received an emergency signal and ordered a helicopter operated by the Marines for “MSC Lucia”.

When helicopter The container ship approached, the pirates disembarked and “disappeared at top speed toward the shore” on their speedboats. The crew trapped by the pirates was then freed by the marines.

The ship sailing under the Panama flag was en route from Togo to Cameroon. According to information received from Moscow, the Russian Northern Fleet has transferred a group led by “Kulakov” to the Gulf of Guinea, where they have been on patrol for about three weeks, and civilians a Shipping & Delivery Tried to protect the area from pirate attacks.

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