ABDUCTED CREW MEMBERS OF A CARGO SHIP IN THE GULF OF GUINEA REGAIN FREEDOM
Reports indicate that 15 crew members of a cargo ship who were abducted last month at the Gulf of Guinea have regained their freedom.
Last month, pirates attacked the vessel, MV Mozart, killing one seafarer and kidnapping 15 others in the process.
Eons Intelligence gathered that the abducted seafarers have arrived Nigeria for medical check-up after which they would be evacuated to Turkey.
An executive from Boden Shipping, confirming the development, said the attack on the seafarers was not a politically motivated abduction. He noted that the kidnappers had the aim of getting a ransom.
Initially, negotiations had been ongoing between the kidnappers and a team based in Hamburg, Germany, to free the victims but the Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, later revealed that a British company handled negotiations, while a team was sent to countries in the area to discuss preventing such incidents.