Coastal ro-ro passenger ship ELOBEY 6 was attacked and hijacked by pirates in the morning Mar 21, some 22 nm off Port Gentil, Gabon, while en route from Port Bata to Annobon island, Equatorial Guinea. Pirates forced the crew to sail to Nigerian waters, but fled when ELOBEY 6 was approached by Nigerian Navy. Pirates kidnapped 3 crew, including 2 Moroccan and Equatorial Guinean. The ship was taken to Equatorail Guinea waters, escorted by frigate.
Ro-ro passenger cargo ship ELOBEY 6 (ex – Thassos I), IMO 7422867, GT 999, built 1975, flag Equatorial Guinea.