Seizure of ship in Cameroon: One Ukrainian, four Russians and three Filipinos captured

Source : 112 Ukraine

The other four sailors were able to hide on the vessel
17:32, 19 August 2019

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Four Russians, three Filipinos, and one Ukrainian citizen were captured by the pirates at the shores of Cameroon. This was announced by the spokesperson of the Hamburg Prosecutor's Office Nana Frombach, as Interfax reports.

“According to our information, four Russian citizens, one Ukrainian and three Filipinos were abducted,” she said.

The other four sailors were able to hide on the ship.

Frombach said the Prosecutor's Office is in contact with the owner of the vessel, the investigation is underway. She noted that she could not provide more information as this could hinder the investigation.

The press service of the Federal Police of Germany reported that there were no German citizens on board.

Related: Dog of Ukrainian sailors detained by Russia returned

As it was reported earlier, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine confirmed the capture of one Ukrainian sailor by pirates near the African coast

As we reported earlier, the vessel was captured near the Republic of Cameroon by pirates. According to the source, there are probably Nigerian pirates in the navy. The Security Forces of Cameroon has started tracing.

The Nigerian pirates attacked a ship with Ukrainians on board and took them prisoners on March 30, as Sea informational centre reported. 

Related: U.S. Embassy: Incident with Russian sailors is good precedent for peaceful resolution 

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