Six crew members of the MSC Mandy who were kidnapped earlier this month off Benin, are now free Russian media reported. The ship was attacked on January 2, and since then negotiations to release the seafarers have been ongoing.
Pirates attacked the container ship MSC Mandy, on January 2, off Benin, West Africa, kidnapping six crewmembers. The vessel was sailing through the Gulf of Guinea when the attack took place.
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At the time of the attack, the ship had sailed from Togo and is currently anchored off Lagos.
After the attack, sources report that MSC attempted to protect the ships and make sure the rest crew members on board the ship remain safe.
As for the ship, it arrived from Nigeria to the port of Cotonou, and new crew members went on board the ship, including the captain, to replace the crew members who had been taken hostage.