10 Crew Members Taken Hostage by Pirates 

The “Skylight” was attacked by pirates in the Bight of Biafra on Dec 14, 2017, at 9 a.m. in the vicinity of pos. 03 47N 006 19E, 38 miles south of Brass. The bulkcarrier was under pirates control for about an hour, they kidnapped 10 crew members and fled. The senior officers including the master were among the hostages. The remainder of the crew took the vessel to Port Harcourt where it docked on Dec 1. The ship was en-route from Lagos to Port Harcourt.  Skylight

SKYLIGHT Bulk Carrier

IMO: 9434711

MMSI: 538007012

Call Sign: V7QY8

Flag: Marshall Is [MH]

AIS Vessel Type: Cargo

Gross Tonnage: 33042

Deadweight: 56847 t

Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 189.99m × 32.26m

Year Built: 2009

Status: Active


Source: Vessel Tracker