​Russian seaman among kidnapped from general cargo ship GLORY

May 23, 2017 at 05:25 by Mikhail Voytenko in Maritime Security

May 23: Russian media report Russian nationality being kidnapped in Nigerian waters, citing Russian Embassy in Nigeria. According to Embassy official, a group of seamen was kidnapped on May 15 in Nigerian waters during cargo ship piracy attack, among kidnapped was Russian nationality. Official statement didn’t reveal the name of the vessel, or any other details, including nationalities of other kidnapped crew.

There no doubt or little doubt, that Russian Embassy is referring to the attack of German general cargo ship GLORY, which took place on May 17, not May 15. There are no known records of May 15 piracy attack and kidnapping in Nigerian waters.
In my GLORY attack news in Russian I did mention, that there’s a high probability of Baltic States / Russia / Ukraine citizen being among kidnapped: http://www.odin.tc/mbnew/read.asp?articleID=1658
Kidnap news: https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2017/18243/germans-glory-attacked-6-crew-kidnapped/

​Russian seaman among kidnapped from general cargo ship GLORY

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