Instruct Us
Name Mozart
Date 23 January 2021
Year of Build 2007
Casualty type Piracy
Vessel Type Container Carrier - VT UCC

* We have received reports that fully cellular container vessel, MOZART, came under attack by armed pirates in a position approximately 100 nautical miles north west of Sao Tome Island on 23 January 2021.

* It is reported the pirates breached the citadel and that one crew member was killed and 15 crewmen were abducted by the pirates.

* The remaining three crew members were able to navigate the vessel to safe waters off Gabon, despite damage to the vessel's controls and electronic navigation equipment having been sustained during the attack.

* Shipowners are reported to be seeking to establish contact with the kidnappers to secure the abducted crew members' earliest and safe release.

* It is possible that General Average issues may arise as a result of this casualty in which case GA security may be required before delivery of the cargo and the cargo may need to be transhipped.

* Should you insure any cargo and require our assistance we strongly recommend that you contact us as soon as possible.

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