Pirates in west Africa kidnap Greek tanker's crew: company

Pirates have kidnapped over a dozen Ukrainian and Russian crew members on a Greek-owned tanker off the coast of Benin in west Africa, the company said Monday (July 20).

The Gulf of Guinea, which includes the Nigerian coast, is among the world’s most dangerous waters as pirates regularly loot ships and kidnap sailors for ransom.

Alison Management Corp said the MV Curacao Trader “was attacked by pirates approximately 210 miles (337.9km) off the coast of Benin on 17th July”.

“Thirteen out of its 19 Ukrainian and Russian crew members have been taken…

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