Dagelijks met nieuws en foto's over de Nederlandse zeescheepvaart
Tewaterlating 21 december 2004, e-mail koopvaardij@gmail.com
Nederlands zeeschip aangevallen door piraten, bemanningsleden als gijzelaar genomen

Van het Nederlandse 'FWN Rapide' zijn 12 van de 14 bemanningsleden
gekidnapt door Nigeriaanse piraten

Dat gebeurde zaterdag 21 april 2018 in de Baai van Bonny

Het schip was onderweg van Takoradi in Ghana naar Onne, bij Port Harcourt in Nigeria
vlak voor het binnenvaren lukte het de piraten om aan boord te komen

Ship attacked by pirates, crew members taken as hostage

The 'FWN Rapide' was attacked by pirates in the Bight of Bonny
in the morning of Apr 21, 2018 prior to entering the port of Port Harcourt

A number of crew members have been taken from the vessel

ForestWave have had temporary contact with the remaining crew on board and was currently in the process of establishing further contact with the ship in order to verify the information

Meanwhile the company was making arrangement to move the 'FWN Rapide'
to a safe position
ForestWave stressed that the safety of the crew was absolute priority

The company’s emergency response team has been activated
and was monitoring the situation closely

ForestWave was in close contact with the authorities and taking professional advice in order to secure the earliest release of those that were being held

Together with the local representatives in the countries of origin of the crew they were keeping the families of the 'FWN Rapide' crew informed about the situation

ForestWave will not be providing any further information in order not to jeopardise the safety of those involved

The ship was en route from Takoradi to Onne at the time of the attack

Bron Vesseltracker.com

FWN RAPIDE
Bouwjaar 2005, imonummer 9320520, grt 7767
Eigenaar FWN Rapide B.V., Heerenveen
Manager ForestWave Navigation B.V., Groningen
Gebouwd Damen Shipyard Yichang, Yichang / 841
LxBxH 145.00 x 18.00 x 7.39 meter
Motor MAK 9M32C, 5875 epk, snelheid 14 knoop, roepsein PBMT

© Lucien van der Horn