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Authorities are trying free kidnapped seafarers from Hapag-Lloyd-chartered vessel

The 15 crew members kidnapped from container ship MV Mozart in the Gulf of Guinea on Jan. 23 are unharmed. Negotiations are ongoing with the pirates to secure the release of the crew, Borealis Maritime informs ShippingWatch.

Archive footage of naval exercise off Nigeria in 2019. | Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

The violent attack on container ship MV Mozart, which just over a week ago resulted in the death of one crew member and 15 others being kidnapped, has taken a new turn of events.

The 15 crew members are all together and doing well and contact has been made with the pirates, which on Jan. 23 boarded MV Mozart, kidnapping the majority of the crew, a spokesperson from ship management company Borealis Maritime informs.

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