Denmark-based company said: A container ship owned by A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S was attacked off the coast of West Africa.
The Maersk Cadiz was boarded by “criminals” on Saturday at about 2:30 p.m. local time while traveling from Tema in Ghana to Kribi in Cameroon, Maersk said in a statement.
Nigerian naval ships have arrived to help the vessel, which can transport the equivalent of as many as 4,500 twenty-foot containers. Maersk said it declined to give additional details in an effort to protect its crew.
The ship was built in 2013 and sails under the Singaporean flag.