In the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Nigeria (West Africa) attacked the tanker Curacao Trader and kidnapped 15 members of the crew, among whom was probably the Ukrainians and the Russians. About it on July 17 announced a Global portal Dryad, which deals with security issues at sea.
The tanker was attacked by eight armed men who overtook the ship on a speedboat. The incident occurred about 210 nautical miles off Nigeria’s Bayelsa state.
“It is believed that the kidnapped team are citizens of Russia and Ukraine”, – stated in the message.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the seizure of Ukrainians is not yet confirmed.
According to Ethnos, the pirates kidnapped 15 of the 20 crew members who are Russians, Ukrainians and Georgians. The ship was heading in LOMO, Togo.