It became known about the status of kidnapped by pirates Russians
Representatives of the pirate group took hostage six Russians off the coast of Benin, contacted the shipowner. The Chairman of the Russian trade Union of seamen Yury Sukhorukov, reports TASS.
“Allowed the captain to communicate with the shipowner, he confirmed that everything is more or less okay, people are in more or less decent conditions,” he explained.
According to Sukhorukov, the company began negotiations with the invaders. To this end, the shipowner appealed to the British organization negotiator. The interests of the pirates are also specially hired intermediaries.
January 5 it became known about abduction of Russian citizens by pirates. The attack on the container ship MSC Mandy was committed on the night of January 2, drifting 20 miles off the coast abeam port Cotonou in the Gulf of Guinea.
On Board were were 26 people: two citizens of Georgia and four citizens of Ukraine and 20 citizens of Russia. The attackers were from seven to nine. They threatened the crew of the firearms and machetes.