Pirates kidnap eight crew members in raid on German ship off Cameroon

 Pirates kidnap eight crew members in raid on German ship off Cameroon

BERLIN (Reuters) - Pirates have kidnapped eight crew members of a German-owned ship in a raid on the vessel off the coast of Cameroon, the Hamburg-based company that owns the ship said on Friday.

MC-Schiffahrt said in a statement on its website that it had assembled an emergency team and was cooperating with local authorities in the West African country to deal with the incident, which happened late on Wednesday.

It said the ship, the MarMalaita, had 12 crew members on board at the time of the abduction.

(Reporting by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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Updated Date: Aug 17, 2019 03:12:56 IST