Pirates kidnap seven crew members off Nigerian coast


Pirates have kidnapped seven crew members during an attack on their ship off the coast of Nigeria.

Six Russians and one Estonian have been abducted from the Liberty 249, operator Bourbon – a French shipping company – confirmed.

Another nine crew members were safe and on their way to the Nigerian port of Onne, a spokeswoman said.

There has been a spate of pirate attacks on cargo ships off the West African coast in recent months.

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