A bulk carrier controlled by Paris Dragnis’s Goldenport was attacked in the Gulf of Guinea yesterday morning. The Sofia was en route from Lagos to Libreville when the incident happened in the Bayelsa region, an increasingly common place for ship attacks to take place.
The bulker was attacked by seven armed men who fired shots from a skiff. The Greek ship increased speed and commenced evasive manouvers. A number of the crew headed to the ship’s citadel. After around 40 minutes the pursuing assailants gave up. No crew were injured although the ship did suffer some bullet damage and is now at anchorage in Nigeria being checked over.