Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pirates kidnap crew from ship off Equatorial Guinea

(Reuters) Pirates kidnapped four crew members when they attacked a container ship off the coast of Equatorial Guinea, the vessel's management company said on Thursday. Hamburg based shipping firm Leonhardt and Blumberg said the four hostages two Ukrainians, a Russian and one from the Pacific island nation of Kiribati were taken when the Liberia flagged Hansa Marburg was attacked on Tuesday by armed men. The raid on the 23,416-deadweight-tonnage ship took place around 130 nautical miles off the coast of the small West African oil producer, the company said in a statement."No injuries were reported among the remaining crew members who continued with the vessel to Senegal.
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