NIGERIA // STEVIA piracy kidnap 16NM SW of Agbara – 16/12/2020
EVENT DESCRIPTION // On December 16th, around 0400 UTC, some 16NM SW of Agbara, the Cameroon-flagged bulk carrier STEVIA (IMO: 8107000) was approached and possibly boarded by an unknown number of perpetrators.
According to initial reports 8 crew members have been kidnapped, all Ukrainian nationals while 7 others were left onboard. Nigerian Navy was informed of the incident. No further information available at present time.
The STEVIA is managed by Naviborn Ltd, Bulgaria.