Pirates abduct Ukrainian sailor near Nigeria

Source : 112 Ukraine

The sailor was at the German ship
18:26, 25 October 2017

Pirate raid and abduction in Nigeria, February 2017
Open source

The pirates abducted six crew members, including the citizen of Ukraine in the water area of Nigeria. Representative of Department of Consular Support of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Vasyl Kyrylych claimed this as BBC Ukraine reported.

He noted that such data came from the Consulate General of Ukraine to Hamburg that cited the German company that is the ship-owner.

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‘The Ukrainian diplomats in Germany and the representatives of the company investigate ‘the location of the crew members of the mentioned ship’, Kyrylych specified.

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Earlier the ‘Sailors Gratuity Fund Assol’ published the information that the Ukrainian sailor was captivated by the pirates near Nigeria. According to Reuters, they also captured for citizens of Philippines and one Hungarian.

The Nigerian pirates abducted the citizen of Ukraine and seven Russians in February 2017.

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