Iran Denies Seizing Korean Ship and Holding Crew Hostage
By Sangmi Cha and Josh Smith SEOUL, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Iran denied on Tuesday it was using a South Korean ship and its crew as hostages, a day after...
Pirates in Nigeria have released a French sailor kidnapped from a tanker on June 13 off the coast of Nigeria, a military commander told Reuters.
Pirates attacked the M/T Adour, a French-flagged product/chemical tanker owned by Sea-tankers Shipping, on June 13 about 30 miles off the coast of Togo, taking the man hostage.
Reuters says the man was taken to a small village in Bayelsa state in the delta, but villagers alerted the authorities. The pirates fled before the authorities could mount a rescue operation, leaving behind the hostage, the report says.
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