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Ship under pirate fire off Brass
The 'MSC Grace' has been attacked whilst underway approximately 45 miles West-Southwest of Brass, Nigeria. A black speedboat with a white flag and 15 armed pirates on board fired upon the vessel. The container ship did have an onboard security team, who returned fire which resulted in the pirates aborting their attack. During this incident the crew retreated to the citadel. The Nigerian authorities have been notified.On Jan 21, the ship was sailing towards Port Harcourt and dropped anchor on Bonny River Anchorage in pos. 04° 28.93' N 007° 10.80' E at 6.45 p.m.
Drug found on container ship
Police boarded the "MSC Grace" while she was approaching Port Louis, on Aug 31, 2015. coming from Toamasina via La Réunion. The vessel was several miles off Mauritius, when the police received a possible drug contraband tip. When it was searched, 1,5 kilo of heroine with a market value of 562.500 Euros were found. The master was arrested, and the crew of 26 was interrogated. in the morning of Sep 1, the vessel was docked in Port Louis.News schreiben