Kidnapped crew of cargo ship BBC Caribbean is alive and well

The Russian kidnapped captain of the hijacked cargo ship BBC Caribbean made contact with the shipowner – the German shipping company Briese Schiffahrt, and said that all crew members are alive and well. Seven Russians and one Ukrainian seamen were taken in captivity by the pirates after hijacking of vessel BBC Caribbean off Nigerian Delta in Gulf of Guinea.
It is known that all hostages are in Nigeria, but neither Nigerian nor Russian authorities reveal any information for the development and negotiations with the pirates. According to the shipowner, the operational headquarters with representatives of criminal police in Germany are keeping in touch with the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Russian Embassy in Nigeria and the Nigerian police. All are working for releasing of the kidnapped seamen.
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