EN|RU|UK
  4772

 Pirates seize reefer off Benin coast with Ukrainians on board, - Maritime Bulletin

Reefer Saronic Breeze was attacked and hijacked by pirates off Cotonou, Benin, Nov. 27.

Censor.NET reports referring to Ukrinform citing Maritime Bulletin.

"On Nov. 27, the vessel activated the security alert system and after that, the contact was lost. At the time of the attack, the vessel was under way after leaving Cotonou anchorage. On Nov. 28, the vessel was spotted drifting near the attack site. Pirates left vessel on Nov. 29, taking three hostages with them," the report reads.

Read more: Russian MiG-29 crashes after launching from aircraft carrier in Mediterranean, - Fox News

The vessel is owned by a Greek company. According to Maritime Bulletin, the pirates will shortly demand a ransom for the hostages.

"Usually, it [bargaining - ed.] takes two to three weeks, rarely more. In all known cases of seizing sailors by Nigerian pirates they have been ransomed and released alive and healthy," the newspaper notes.
 
 
 
 up