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Pirates kidnap five seafarers in Tema

Pirates kidnap five seafarers in Tema

At least five crew members onboard a fishing vessel near Ghana’s harbour city, Tema have been allegedly kidnapped by suspected pirates, top security sources disclosed to Asaase News. The fishing vessel was attacked on Wednesday 19 May 2021 around 6pm, Asaase News can confirm. According to eyewitnesses, the vessel was approached by a skiff with eight persons onboard. Five of the alleged armed pirates then seized the vessel for close to six hours, disembarking with five crew members including the captain, chief officer, second chief officer, chief engineer and boatswain’s mate. “They also stole belongings and valuables of the crew,” a security source told Asaase News. Piracy in West Africa According to the International Chamber of Commerce’s Internationa...
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