Singaporean freighter attacked, 5 crew kidnapped, Nigeria

Cargo ship was attacked at night Jul 2 W of Warri, Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea, by armed pirates. They boarded the ship and kidnapped 5 crew, all of Chinese nationality. The ship was identified by Dryad Intl as KOTA BUDI, Singapore-flagged and managed general cargo ship. She left Warri on Jun 23 and was cruising in loops near attack position from Jun 24 until Jul 2, destination unknown, probably waiting for orders. After attack KOTA BUDI steamed south, in the morning Jul 3 stopped moving, was still adrift as of 1300 UTC Jul 3.
General cargo ship KOTA BUDI, IMO 9638630, dwt 27213, built 2013, flag Singapore, manager PIL(EQUASIS).



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