Abducted off the coast of Nigeria, the crew of the Dutch vessel FWN Rapide, including the captain – a Russian citizen, was released. This was announced on Wednesday at the briefing by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
“According to the Russian Embassy in Abuja, the crew of the Dutch ship FWN Rapide, seized on April 21 in the coastal waters of Nigeria, including its captain, Russian citizen Mr. Kolodko, was released as a result of the efforts of the law enforcement agencies of Nigeria and the shipowner’s company,” she said.
“The state of health of the Russian citizen is satisfactory. In the near future, he will leave Nigeria. The Russian embassy has taken all the necessary measures to release this Russian citizen as soon as possible, “Zakharova added.
Earlier, the information portal NL Times reported the abduction of 12 out of 14 members of the FWN Rapide team from the Dutch company ForestWave off the coast of Nigeria. According to the publication, the attack occurred when the ship was at sea.
Source: Maritime News of Russia