3 Lebanese seafarers that had been kidnapped by Nigerian Pirates in late November have now been released, as the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.
The 3 seafarers were kidnapped by Nigerian Pirates while their cargo ship was sailing through the Nigerian waters.
After the incident, the pirates had demanded $1.3 million to release the crew. However, it is unclear if the pirates released the crew after receiving the ransom.
The Nigerian Ambassador, Houssam Diab informed that the men will soon return to Lebanon, when departure procedures are completed.
The seafarers are good in their health.
Earlier Lebanese media had reported that the Ambassador briefed Charbel Wahba, the Lebanese Foreign Minister of the caretaker government, that pirates have released the Milano 1 cargo ship crew.
The Lebanese owner of the ship Ahmad Al-Kout also informed that 10 crew members have been released.