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Ship attacked in Gulf of Guinea, probably boarded

May 21 UPDATE; As of 0600 UTC May 21, the ship was still adrift, with Nigerian Naval ship DONNY (MMSI 657121200) circling nearby.

Cargo ship was attacked in Gulf of Guinea SSW of Bonny, Nigeria, at around 1600 UTC May 20. The ship wasn’t identified in piracy alert message, but according to tracks, positions and time, attacked ship is highly likely, Polish general cargo ship ESL AUSTRALIA, en route from Takoradi Ghana to Douala Cameroon.

As of 1700 UTC May 20, the ship was either disabled and drifting, or proceeding at slow speed. Usually it means that pirates boarded the ship and took her under control.

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