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14 seafarers kidnapped from heavy lift vessel in Gulf of Guinea

14 Chinese seafarers from a heavy lift vessel have been kidnapped in the Gulf of Guinea. The situation in the area is "critical", assesses security firm. More than 100 seafarers have now been kidnapped in the area just this year.

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14 Chinese seafarers from a heavy lift vessel have been kidnapped by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea. The attack took place Friday last week northwest of Sao Tome, security firm Dryad Global informs.

"It is understood that 14 crew (Chinese nationals) have been kidnapped," writes Dryad Global.

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