Embassy of Ukraine in Belgium establishes contact with the shipowner and vessel operator
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine confirmed previously appeared information in mass media that the coast of Africa with a cargo vessel , was abducted Ukrainian sailor, reports “UKRINFORM”.
As the Director of the Department of consular service of the foreign Ministry Sergei Pogoreltsev, may 10, information was received that near the port of Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) was implemented pirate attack on the ship Rio Mitong (flag Comoros, owner – Belgian company SMART S&P SA, the operator of the vessel is ITS INTERNATIONAL TRADE).
“According to preliminary information, the attack is captured and taken to an unknown destination one citizen of Ukraine – a member of the crew of the ship,” said fire Victims.
Currently, the Embassy of Ukraine in Belgium establishes contact with the shipowner and the operator of the vessel with respect to the verification of this information and clarify the circumstances of the case.
In addition, the Embassy of Ukraine in Senegal, which is responsible for Equatorial Guinea, the Embassy of Ukraine in Nigeria that is nearest to the scene of a diplomatic institution, appealed to local authorities to confirm the fact of capture of the citizen of Ukraine.
“The case is involved in the control of foreign diplomatic institutions of Ukraine and the Department of consular service of the Ministry of foreign Affairs”, – assured the victims of the fire.
Earlier it was reported that off the coast of Africa pirates captured Ukrainian sailors.
Off the coast of Africa, in the Gulf of Guinea, pirates hijacked a cargo ship with Ukrainians. A container ship bound from the port of lomé in the port of Libreville. All on Board were 17 crew members. During the attack the bandits captured seven sailors.