Container ship attacked, 4 crew kidnapped, Gulf of Guinea

Container ship CONTSHIP OAK was attacked by armed pirates late Mar 30 in vicinity 03 53N 009 30E, Douala outer anchorage, Cameroon, Bight of Bonny, Gulf of Guinea. The ship was anchored at the time of the attack. Pirates boarded the ship, probably ransacked ship and crew, and fled, taking four kidnapped crew with them. CONTSHIP OAK docked at Douala on Mar 31, and as of morning Apr 2, remains docked.
Container ship CONTSHIP OAK, IMO 9373917, dwt 13781, capacity 1118 TEU, built 2007, flag Liberia, manager CONTSHIP Greece (EQUASIS).



My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.