Nigerian pirates kidnap 12 crew from Swiss cargo ship


Pirates have kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss cargo vessel in Nigerian waters.

Massoel Shipping said its vessel, MV Glarus, was carrying wheat from Lniagos to Port Harcourt when it was attacked on Saturday.

“The pirate gang boarded the Glarus by means of long ladders and cut the razor wire on deck,” the firm told AFP.

The intruders struck 45 nautical miles from Bonny Island in the Niger Delta, taking 12 of the 19 crew hostage.

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Source: BBC News