merchant shipping crew onboard MV Tampen vessel was attacked by pirates off a
port in Africa’s western coast in which two members suffered injuries while a
third one has been kidnapped according to media reports.
which was headed from Cameroon in the west coast of Africa to Dubai, had to
drop the anchor in the port limits of Owendo Anchorage, Gabon, owing to a
technical issue with the propulsion system.
During the attack, ship’s chief officer
and cook suffered multiple bullet wounds
pirates boarded the vessel and attacked the Indian crew members during the
early hours of september fifth. During the confrontation, the ship’s chief
officer and cook suffered multiple bullet wounds after the pirates fired using
AK-47, the family members said.
there is no information regarding the whereabouts of a second engineer, who is
said to have been kidnapped by the pirates. It is said that the two injured
crew have been taken to a hospital in Gabon for treatment and surgery.