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Kidnapped crew from reefer Solarte released, Nigeria

Nov. 16, 2015 at 08:56 by Mikhail Voytenko in Maritime Security

4 crew from a Russian reefer Solarte, 2 Lithuanians and 2 Ukrainians, were released by pirates, said Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Nov 13. They were kidnapped on Oct 19 in Nigerian waters, Russian company, manager of the vessel, was conducting all the talks, and no doubt, a ransom was paid. All four are in good health, and will return home soon.

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Russian reefer attacked, 4 crew kidnapped, Nigeria
October 21, 2015
Reefer Solarte was attacked by pirates in position 03 55N 005 26E, some 100 nm west of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, at around 2030 UTC Oct 19. Vessel was under way en route to Port Harcourt from Cotonou Benin. Reportedly pirates hijacked 4 crew, including 2 Lithuanians and 2 Ukrainians. Vessel didn’t reach Port Harcourt yet. No other information available.

Kidnapped crew from reefer Solarte released, Nigeria

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