Three sailors captured by pirates in Equatorial Guinea have been released

Three Russian sailors who were captured by pirates in May in Equatorial Guinea have been released. They are on Nigerian territory. It was reported on Tuesday, October 6, in the Russian Seafarers’ Trade Union.

“On October 5 as a result of joint actions of diplomats of Russian embassy in Abuja, Nigerian authorities and shipping company released three Russian seamen who were captured in May this year from merchant ships Rio Mitong and Djibloho”.

On May 10, it was reported that pirates attacked the ship Djibloho in the port of Luba, Equatorial Guinea, and also attacked the cargo ship Rio Mitong in the Gulf of Guinea. At least three Russians were kidnapped and two others were injured.

September 18, the Russian Embassy in Cameroon reported that the company owner is negotiating with pirates for ransom, reported on the website kp.ru.

On September 21, British maritime security company Dryad Global reported that three captured Russians were threatened with death.