15 kidnapped seafarers from Hapag-Lloyd chartered vessel released

The 15 crew members kidnapped from container ship MV Mozart in the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa on Jan. 23 have now been release, informs Borealis Maritime in an email to ShippingWatch. One seafarer died during the violent attack.

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The Turkish and Nigerian authorities have now jointly succeeded in securing the release of the 15 seafarers abducted from container ship MV Mozart during a violent attack in the Gulf of Guinea on Jan. 23, informs a spokesperson from ship management company Borealis Maritime informs ShippingWatch.

Borealis Maritime manages the ship on behalf of private investors, and the incident took place in the Gulf of Guinea 98 nautical miles off the west coast of Africa.

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