The pirates attacked the ship off the coast of Cameroon and captured eight crew members, three of whom — Russian citizens. This was reported in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia.
The incident occurred in the port area of Douala on August 15. Pirates attacked a cargo ship “of Marmarita”, owned by Danish shipping company Ultrabulk (“Ultrabac”) and coming under the flag of Antigua and Barbuda.
Indicates that the Agency is working on the release of the Russians. Cameroon’s authorities and representatives of the company owner found out the circumstances of the incident.
The incident also confirmed to Reuters by a source in the army of Cameroon and representatives of the port of Douala. The military said that several of the sailors were kidnapped after the attack on their vessel in the Gulf of Guinea, however, other details of the lead was not. “I’m waiting for accurate data. Was the attack? Yes. Was it a kidnapping? Yes,” he said.
In January, pirates have kidnapped Russian citizens in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Benin. To release them was possible in a month.
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