MSC Lucia Source Vesselfinder

As The Loadstar went to press there were reports that an MSC containership was under attack in the Gulf of Guinea.

Reports suggest that the 1985-built 1,893 teu MSC Lucia has been boarded by an unknown number of armed men.

According to security firm Dryad Global, a warship is on its way to assist the crew, but the company could not give an ETA for the navy vessel, identify it or say to which navy it belonged.

Details on the attack remain patchy, with the vessel south of Nigeria and west of Cameroon, around 86 nautical miles south-west of the Agbami Terminal when it was attacked. It is unclear at this stage whether the crew are safe.

The ship was en route to Lome in Togo, according to VesselsValue data.

The Loadstar had contacted MSC, but had not received a response at the time of going to press.

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