Pirates kidnap crew members of container ship off Nigeria coast

 

Pirates kidnap crew members of container ship off Nigeria coast

Poland’s Foreign Ministry on Monday said it was looking into the reported abduction of 11 crew members of a Liberian-flagged container ship, the Pomerenia Sky, off the Nigerian coast.

Privately owned Polish radio station, RMF FM, reported that eight Poles, two Filipinos and a Ukrainian were abducted Saturday, following a suspected pirate attack as the vessel was arriving from Angola.

The report says that the ship was captured at four o’clock in the morning on October 27, 50 nautical miles off the coast of Nigeria.

The pirates floated on two motor boats and captured the ship. However, the crew of the ship had time to send a distress signal. According to preliminary reports, nobody from the crew was hurt during the seizure of the vessel.

A representative of the company owning the vessel said that steps were being taken to release the crew of the ship.

..