Pirates Abduct Six Russian Sailors Off The Coast Of Benin Republic

Pirates Abduct Six Russian Sailors Off The Coast Of Benin Republic

The Russian Embassy in Benin Republic has revealed that six Russian sailors were abducted by pirates off the coast of Benin

Among those taken hostage was the captain of the vessel, the embassy
said, adding that all of the sailors have “vanished.’’ The abductees
were Russian nationals.  

According to reports, there were 24 people on board the ship when the
attack took place on Wednesday in the Gulf of Guinea, the embassy
said. In 2018, an oil tanker with a crew of 22 Indian nationals was
hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea. The crew members were
released after five days as hostages, following a reported ransom
payment.