The container ship “Tommi Ritscher”Photo: Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Benin and the Togolese Republic
In Africa released three Russians who were captured by pirates. They are in “satisfactory condition”, according to the Russian foreign Ministry on the official website.
The Russians have already departed on a Charter flight from Lagos in Nigeria, to Frankfurt-on-main, from there they go home. The Department thanked all those who contributed to the liberation of the Russians.
21 April, three Russian citizens were on Board of the container ship Tommi Ritscher, captured by pirates. This happened in the territorial waters of African Benin. All the hostages were 7-8 crew members.
January 6, pirates have kidnapped two Russians off the coast of Nigeria: they attacked an oil dredger AMBIKA, marching under the flag of Nigeria. The attack was accompanied by a shootout between pirates and aboard the ship by the guards.
Video, photo All from Russia.