How Russian marines thwarted pirate attack in Nigerian waters


Russian marines helped Nigeria foil an attack on a vessel in the Gulf of Guinea on Monday, a statement and video shared on social media by the Russian Ministry of Defence revealed on Wednesday.

According to the statement, “The Russian Navy responded to distress calls from the MSC Lucia and Nigerian Navy.

“They rushed to the scene from the Vice-Admiral Kulakov currently operating in the Gulf of Guinea on a three-week deployment.

“A number of pirates had boarded the container ship 86 nautical miles Southwest of offshore Agbami Oil Terminal.”

Built in 1985, Panama-flagged Lucia measuring 189 meters in length and 1,951 TEU, called at San Pedro port in Cote D’Ivoire last week, then…

Source: Nigerian Tribune

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