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All Russian sailors abducted earlier in the Gulf of Guinea have been released, the question of their return to Russia is being resolved, RIA Novosti was told at the Russian Embassy in Nigeria.
“All six Russian sailors are released. The question of their return to the Russian Federation is soon resolved, ”the embassy said.
Pirates attacked the MSC Mandy container ship on the night of January 2. On board were 24 people – 23 citizens of Russia and one Ukrainian.
Invaders kidnapped six Russians. The authorities of Benin opened a criminal case.
The representative of MSC said that the shipowner intends to hire intermediaries to negotiate with the pirates. It was reported that they demanded a ransom for the sailors.
Source: Maritime News of Russia