The Hush Post| 8:46 am|one-minute-read|
Eighteen Indian sailors on board a Hong Kong-flagged vessel have been kidnapped by pirates near the Nigerian coast. Thus has been confirmed by local media which reported ARX Maritime, a global agency tracking maritime developments in the region.
ARX Maritime said on its website on Wednesday that the Hong Kong-flagged vessel NAVE CONSTELLATION was taken over by pirates on Tuesday evening. This happened while transiting through Nigeria. In all 19 crew members were kidnapped, out of which 18 were Indians and one Turkish national.
The vessel is now believed to be safe and under the escort of the Nigerian Navy, it added. However, there is no word on where the sailors are.