Seven crew members reported kidnapped from containership off Gabon

Seven crew members of containership MSC Talia F (IMO 9308601) were kidnapped off Gabon on March 22nd. reported Dryad Global. The vessel was boarding about  52nm west of Port Libreville, Gabon.

Dryad said that it was believed that the vessel had a crew of 17, all understood to be Ukrainian nationals. “The vessel is believed to have been en route from Lomé to Port Libreville at the time of boarding,” Dryad said.

2005-built, Portugal-flagged, 9,981 gt MSC Talia F is owned by Georgia Marine LLC care of Mediterranean Shipping Co SA of Geneva, Switzerland. ISM manager is MSC Shipmanagement LLC of Limassol, Cyprus. It is entered with Standard Club (International Division) on behalf of Georgia Marine LLC.