German GLORY attacked, 6 crew kidnapped

General cargo vessel GLORY was attacked by armed pirates at around midday May 17 in position 03 59N 006 46E, some 40 nm southeast of Brass, Nigeria, Bight of Bonny. Pirates kidnapped six crew and fled. The remaining crew took vessel to Bonny. At 1300 UTC May 19 vessel was still at Bonny. At the time of attack, vessel was underway, en route from Rotterdam to Harcourt, Nigeria. Nationalities of kidnapped crew yet unknown. Ranks also unknown, but there’s little doubt, that some or all senior officers, including Master, were kidnapped.
General cargo vessel GLORY, IMO 9378254, dwt 8378, built 2006, flag Antigua, manager GLORY GMBH & CO KG, Germany.





My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.