BBC Caribbean Crew Released from Captivity

Image Courtesy: Embassy of Russia in Nigeria

Eight Russian and Ukrainian seafarers who were kidnapped from their vessel BBC Caribbean have been released after being held in captivity for 26 days.

German-based Briese Schiffahrts, the owner of the 2008-built general cargo ship, said that the seven Russian and one Ukrainian citizen were released in the evening hours of March 3, 2017.

The company added that the crewmen were brought to a safe place, receiving immediate medical attention. It confirmed that all eight are in good health and on their way home.

The men were abducted by a group of armed Nigerian pirates while their ship was sailing some 120 nautical miles west-southwest of Bonny Island.

Featuring 6,229 dwt, the ship was attacked on February 5 while it was on its way from Duala, Cameroon to Tema, Ghana.

Briese Schiffahrts did not disclose any details on whether the pirates requested a ransom for the abducted crewmen.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Apr 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

9th Annual: UK Ports Conference 2017

The UK Ports Conference returns for the ninth year to provide the latest insights for the ports, shipping and maritime sectors, reviewing…

read more >

Singapore Maritime Week 2017

Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) is the leading maritime event in Singapore. Driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), SMW…

read more >

Sea Asia 2017

Sea Asia, the premier maritime and offshore conference and exhibition in Asia is returning for the 6th edition on 25-27 April 2017 at the Marine Bay Sands® Singapore.

read more >

THE 30TH WORLD PORTS CONFERENCE Enabling Trade Energizing The World

This event is expected to have more than 500 attendees from the field of port, logistics, shipping and maritime industry…

read more >