Seafarers Rescued From Pirates Off Ivory Coast



Ten of the 11 kidnapped Indian seafarers were released by the pirates today due to the rescue effort of the Indian authorities along with Nigerian Navy.

“We have rescued 10 Indians with the help of (the) Nigerian Navy,”  India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet on Sunday.

She said the Indian bulk carrier, Genco Maximus, was hijacked with 11 Indian crew members by pirates off the Ivory Coast on February 13.

“On our request, the ship was followed by Ghana and Nigerian Navy,” the minister said, adding efforts were on “to rescue the 11th Indian and a Pakistani crew member from the pirates.”

Source: Hindustan Times


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