Nine Chinese nationals and eight Ukrainian citizens captured by pirates off the coast of Cameroon, according to Agence France-Presse, citing a source in the security service and the head of the port.
“Seventeen Chinese and Ukrainians were kidnapped Nine Chinese kidnapped from one of the ships,” – said the Agency head of the port of Douala. The security officer confirmed this information.
Earlier, the Russian foreign Ministry reported that three Russians captured by pirates off the coast of Cameroon and Russian diplomats are working on their release.
According to the report on the website of the Russian foreign Ministry, August 15 in the port area of Douala (Republic of Cameroon) were attacked by unknown owned by Danish company “Ultraball” cargo ship “of Marmarita”, coming under the flag of Antigua and Barbuda. It is noted that, according to the recruitment Agency “Marlow Navigation Russia” from St. Petersburg, the attackers were captured eight crew members, including three Russian citizens.