Pirates abduct 6 Russian sailors in Benin

Posted by News Express | 5 January 2019 | 1,219 times

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The Russian Embassy in Benin Republic has reported that six Russian sailors have been abducted by pirates off the coast of Benin.

Among those taken hostage was the captain of the vessel, the embassy said, adding that all of the sailors have “vanished.’’

The abductees were Russian nationals.

There were 24 people on board the ship when the attack took place on Wednesday in the Gulf of Guinea, the embassy said.

In 2018, an oil tanker with a crew of 22 Indian nationals was hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea.

The crew members were released after five days as hostages, following a reported ransom payment. (NAN)


Source: News Express

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