Pi­rates kid­nap Rus­sian sailors

Sunday Tribune - - WORLD - Sput­nik

MOSCOW: Six crew mem­bers of the MSC Mandy ves­sel, kid­napped by pi­rates off Benin’s coast, held Rus­sian cit­i­zen­ship, the Rus­sian Em­bassy in Benin said yes­ter­day.

“The at­tack­ers have taken six peo­ple, in­clud­ing the cap­tain of the ves­sel, as hostages, and have es­caped. All the kid­napped peo­ple are Rus­sian cit­i­zens,” the em­bassy posted on Face­book.

The Rus­sian Em­bassy in Nige­ria said it was co-op­er­at­ing with lo­cal author­i­ties to res­cue the ab­ducted crew mem­bers. The rest of the ves­sel’s crew were not in dan­ger, the em­bassy said. |

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.