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Nigerian pirates hijack ship with 16 Poles onboard

PR dla Zagranicy
Nick Hodge 27.11.2015 11:45
The Polish Consulate in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, has confirmed that a cargo ship carrying 16 Poles has been hijacked by Nigerian pirates.
Cargo ship 'Szafir' (Sapphire). Photo: vesselfinder.comCargo ship 'Szafir' (Sapphire). Photo: vesselfinder.com

The ship, named Szafir (Sapphire), had been sailing from the Belgian port of Antwerp to Onee in Nigeria, and it belongs to Polish company Euroafrica, based in Szczecin, north western Poland.

It is understood that the Nigerian navy is engaged in a rescue operation.

A woman whose husband is apparently onboard the vessel has told Poland's TVN 24 station that more than a dozen sailors locked themselves in the engine room and turned off the engines.” (nh/rk)

Source: IAR/TVN

tags: Nigeria, pirates
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