15 kidnapped crew members in Gulf of Guinea are "doing well"

The 15 crew members kidnapped from a chemical tanker during a pirate attack on March 11 have shown signs of life, a spokesman for De Poli Shipmanagement told ShippingWatch. Work is being done to release the seafarers.

Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

The 15 crew members who were kidnapped on March 11 from chemical tanker "Davide B" in the Gulf of Guinea are "together and doing well despite the difficult circumstances", reports spokesperson for De Poli Shipmanagement, the fleet manager of the tanker, in an email to ShippingWatch.

"The news has been conveyed to the next of kin of the crew who continue to be supported by the company. De Poli Shipmanagement remain committed to do everything possible to secure the earliest and safe release of its seafarers," wrote the spokesperson in the email.

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