Crew reported safe after pirate attack
Pirates that attacked a Panamanian-flag cargo ship on Saturday abandoned the ship Sunday. A dozen Ukrainian crewmembers aboard the Lugela are reported as safe by the European Union Naval Force Somalia.
The ship reported to its Greek owners on Sept. 25 that it had been attacked in the Somali Basin, about 900 nautical miles east of Eyl, Somalia, after having transited through the Gulf of Aden. The 4,281-deadweight-ton ship had been sailing in direction of Republic of Mauritius with a cargo of steel bars and wires.