Offshore supply ship REMAS was attacked and boarded by armed pirates on Apr 9 at around 2230 LT in Gulf of Mexico, some 70 nm N of Puerto Dos Bocas, Mexico.
Pirates fired several shots and took several crew members, including officers, as hostages. They plundered the ship, taking with them all valuables, including ship’s equipment. Understood hostages were taken as human shields during the attack, to subdue the crew, and weren’t kidnapped. Understood all 30 crew remained safe and unhurt.
Romanian members of the crew later posted on YouTube a video, which captured pirates threatening crew into obedience.
It’s the third attack of REMAS. In November 2019 during a violent attack, two crew were injured
REMAS was again attacked on Apr 4 this year, when a boat with 8 armed pirates on board approached the ship, but couldn’t board, thanks to ship’s maneuvering.