Turkish seafarers kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria were rescued

The Liberian-flagged ship named Mozart was attacked by naval bandits about 180 miles from Lagos, Nigeria, on January 23 at 10.36. After the first contact with sea bandits on January 28, there was a pleasing development today. 15 Turkish sailors were rescued without any harm from the bandits.

It was learned that Turkish sailors would be brought to Istanbul within 2-3 days and all of them were kept in a safe spot until the day of travel. The pirates abandoned the ship, taking 15 Turkish personnel out of 19 as hostages. During the fight, 1 personnel of Azerbaijani nationality was killed.

Source: A HABER by www.ahaber.com.tr.

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