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UPDATE: Kidnapped captain of Portugal-flagged ship freed. Other crew also set free.

back of container ship Tommi Ritscher

May 25, 2020 (6:30 pm GMT) AFP is reporting that all eight crew members, including the captain, kidnapped from a container ship off Benin’s coast last month have been freed, the Nigerian Navy says. The eight include nationals from Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and the Philippines. They were freed in a rescue operation on May 23, Nigerian Navy Admiral Oladele Daji …

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Pirates Seize Containership Off Benin, Kidnap Crew -Bulgarian and Russians

Fast boat of pirates waving knives

PortandTerminal.com, April 21, 2020 SOFIA, BULGARIA– Pirates attacked a Portugal-flagged ship and kidnapped its Bulgarian captain and seven sailors off the coast of Benin, Bulgaria’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The incident took place in the late hours on Saturday night. The pirates used a speed boat to catch up with the container ship and managed to board her. READ: …

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