12 C
Hamburg
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Home News Tommi Ritscher crew released

Tommi Ritscher crew released

Eight crew members held hostage for a month following an armed attack by pirates off the coast of West Africa have been released and are on their way home safe and well according to reports from Dryad Global.

The 5,000TEU Tommi Ritscher, was attacked on 20 April, while at anchorage four miles off Benin. Eleven crew members were able to reach the citadel safely, however, a further eight crew were captured by pirates. Dryad Global believe that a lack of guards would have encouraged the attackers. Guards were reportedly removed from ships as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

The captured crew were released on 20 May 2020 after 31 days of detention. All are in good condition, said the reports.

Nick Savvides
Managing Editor

- Advertisment - LR Sustainability Decarbonisation Digital Adverts

Latest Posts

LNG-powered container ship enhances CMA CGM’s fleet

The largest LNG-powered container ship in the world, CMA CGM Jacques Saade has joined CMA CGM Group's fleet. The new flagship of the Marseille-based shipping...

Konecranes secures automation service contract in Indonesia

Konecranes has announced a key contract in the delivery of automated port equipment services with the Kuala Tanjung Multipurpose Terminal (KTMT) in Indonesia. The two...

Antwerp digitalises its container release processes

Port of Antwerp has introduced a new digital, secure and integrated solution for the release of containers, named "Certified Pick up" (CPu), which will...

Government-backed JV to restructure Antong Holdings

Quanzhou Municipal Government has formed a joint venture, with Chinese state-owned entities, China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPH) and AVIC Trust, to restructure the financially...

Scandinavian port operator enters joins TradeLens

Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP), a joint port operator for the Danish and Swedish ports, has initiated a collaboration with TradeLens, a digital platform developed...