on board the non-detained Korean ship released
Yonhap News Agency, Seoul, November 25. An oil tanker carrying two South Korean citizens was kidnapped by pirates off the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa on the 24th (the following are Korean time), and was released the next day.
When meeting with reporters on the 25th, an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that at about 7:00 am on the 24th, a ship carrying two South Korean citizens lost contact 200 nautical miles south of Côte d’Ivoire. , the captain got in touch with the shipping company to verify that all the people on board were safe. Due to the severe damage to the ship, the crew on board inspected the ship and confirmed that the ship was able to sail normally at 2:00 pm that day.
The oil tanker is registered in the Marshall Islands, and the captain and chief engineer are Koreans. (Finish)
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