Six crew members of a Palau-flagged tanker were kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria last week. The incident occurred at the Bonny Outer Anchorage on April 19, 2019, according to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre.
Specifically, the anchored 3,100 dwt tanker Apecus was boarded by unauthorized persons who kidnapped the six seafarers. The remaining crew was reported safe, the IMB said.
The Nigerian Navy was notified and an investigation into the incident has been launched.