General cargo ship attacked, Russian and Ukrainian crew kidnapped

General cargo ship RIO MITONG was attacked by pirates at 0200 UTC May 9 at Malabo Anchorage, Equatorial Guinea, Bioko Island, Gulf of Guinea. According to Dryad Global, two crew, believed to be of Russian and Ukrainian nationalities, were kidnapped. the rest of crew are said to be safe. The ship moved to Malabo Port and was berthed at around 0800 UTC. The ship is engaged in unknown kind of works in Malabo waters since Jun 2019, according to her AIS records.

UPDATE May 10: Research ship was also attacked, 2 Russians kidnapped https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2020/29613/research-ship-attacked-two-russians-kidnapped/

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