Pirates Kidnap 7 Pakistani off Nigeria

By Piracy

The name of the attacked ship is MT Matrix I.
A day after 4 hostages have been released of the German container ship, Hansa Marburg, there is 7 more people taken hostages by Nigerian pirates. Armed gang attacked an oil product tanker off the southern coast of Nigeriakidnapping 7 Pakistani crew members.
Matrix I is Nigeria-flagged tanker was attacked about 42NM WSW of Cap Formoso, Nigeria, on May 25. The vessel had 17 crew members according to information and was sailing with speed of 6 knots.
It is curious that several ships were attacked in the same area for the last month - MT Bosun, MV City of Xiamen, MV City of Guangzhou and Offshore crew boat Utai 8.
The pirates abandoned the ship and will probably ask for a ransom.