Freedom – 6 Turkish Sailors abducted off Nigeria Coast Freed

6 Turkish Sailors abducted off Nigeria Coast Freed

The 6 Turkish sailors that were kidnapped early this month from aboard their vessel off the coast of Nigeria have been released unhurt, a maritime consultancy firm said Tuesday.

Pirates attacked the merchant tanker used for crude oil operations on April 11 while it was steaming through the Niger Delta and seized the sailors, including the captain.

Dirk Steffen, director of maritime security at the Denmark-based Risk Intelligence firm, told AFP the abducted men had been freed and that they were in “good health”.

Turkey’s Deniz News Agency said the ship, the M/T Puli, was owned by Kaptanoglu Shipping and was en route from Port Gentil in Gabon to the Ivory Coast capital, Abidjan, when it was attacked.

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