Source Title: 15 crew members kidnapped by pirates on a Liberian cargo ship in the Gulf of Guinea
According to Turkish media reports, on January 23 local time, a cargo ship flying the flag of Liberia was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea. It is reported that there are 19 crew members on board, almost all of them Turks. Among them, 15 crew members were kidnapped, one Azerbaijani crew member was killed, and another three crew members remained on board, including captain fulkan & middot; Allen.
The cargo ship “Mozart” was originally scheduled to sail from Lagos, Nigeria, to Cape Town, South Africa.
In the early hours of January 24 local time, the communication and liaison office of the Turkish presidential palace issued a statement saying that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had two phone calls with captain fulkan & middot; Allen and instructed officials to rescue the kidnapped crew.
On the morning of the 24th, Turkish Foreign Minister chavseolu told Turkish TV station NTV that the & quot; Mozart & quot; has arrived in Gabon waters and the captain is in good mental condition. At present, earthwork is carrying out operations to rescue the kidnapped crew. (CCTV reporter Gu Yuting)