Hamburg - German shipping company MC Schiffahrt informs that its vessel MarMalaita “was attacked by pirates ...on the anchorage of Douala in Cameroon.”
A group of pirates, writes the company in a statement, “boarded the vessel and abducted 8 of our 12 crew members from the vessel.” MC has “assembled our emergency response team and are doing utmost to deal with the case, in cooperation with all relevant authorities and crew managers.”
MC-Schiffahrt was founded in 1986 in Hamburg. Initially the company specialized in advising German shipping companies. In the 1990s it developed its own fleet and became an independent shipping company.