24 ianuarie 2021

Pirates kill one, kidnap 15 crew of Turkish ship off W. Africa

stripes.com

ANKARA, Turkey — Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one, officials said Sunday.Turkey's Maritime Directorate said the crew initially locked themselves in a safe area but the pirates forced entry after six hours. During the struggle, one crew member aboard the M/V Mozart died.Turkish media identified the victim as engineer Farman Ismayilov of Azerbaijan, the only non-Turkish crew member.After taking most of the crew on Saturday, [...]