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A Greek freighter, Mv Lugela, hacked in the Indian Ocean

(BRUSSELS2) The Mv Lugela, a Greek freighter flying the Panamanian flag, was hacked in the Somali basin, confirms the EU anti-piracy HQ (operation EUNAVFOR Atalanta). It happened at dawn on Saturday September 25, about 900 miles east of Eyl (Somalia). The crew of the Lugela had time to issue a distress call to their operator. But since then there has been no further contact. What seems certain is that the cargo ship, after passing through the Gulf of Aden, abruptly set course for Somalia as it headed for Mauritius. The 4280-ton freighter, loaded with bars and steel wires, has a crew of 12, all Ukrainians.

(Nicolas Gros-Verheyde)

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).