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Armed guards thwarted pirate attack
The 'Lagertha', coming from Mindelo and sailing at 12 knots speed, was attacked on Jan 15, 2020, by a pirate ship 60 miles off the coast of Nigeria in the Gulf of Guinea. However, the tanker Lagertha had eight armed guards of the Nigerian Navy on board. After a fire exchange, the pirates gave up. They tried to answer the fire, but then they disappeared. The tanker could therefore safely berth in the port in Lagos at 8.50 p.m. and meanwhile proceeded to Calabar where she dropped anchor on Jan 17.
Tanker grounded on St. Lawrence
The "Halit Bey" being loaded with urea, ran aground on the St. Lawrence river in the morning Apr 22, 2014,at 4 a.m. off Grondines, 60 kilometers southwest of Quebec. The vessel was refloated during the high tide with the help of two tugs at 2.30 p.m. No damages, no spill reported. As of morning Apr 26 the ship was moored in Valleyfield for an inspection by Transport Canada. French report with photo: http://www.24hmontreal.canoe.ca/24hmontreal/actualites/archives/2014/04/20140422-122950.htmlNews schreiben