Ten Turkish sailors United Nations agency were abducted last month off the coast of geographical area are free, per reports in Turkish state media.
The 10 men were sure for Cote d’Ivoire aboard a instrumentation ship once the vessel was intercepted by pirates off the coast of Nigeria on sixteen July.
The pirates selected the ten to require off the ship, effort eight others aboard.
Turkish state media channel TRT aforesaid the free sailors were in physiological state however gave no additional details.
It was not clear United Nations agency had abducted the lads or if a ransom had been paid.
Their instrumentation ship, the Paksoy-1, had been sailing from Cameroon to Cote d’Ivoire once the pirates boarded the ship within the Gulf of Guinea. Numan Paksoy, from the ship’s management company Kadıoğlu Maritime, aforesaid “about twelve pirates with serious guns attacked the boat”.
He told the BBC that the crew members hid in a very safe area – the stronghold – once the pirates boarded the ship however they emerged when the assailants “threatened to burn the ship and kill all of them”.
The attackers then picked ten sailors and let the opposite eight go, he said.
The ship later docked within the port of Tema, in Ghana.
According to the International Maritime Bureau, the Gulf of Guinea is that the most dangerous ocean within the world for piracy, with seventy three of all ocean kidnappings and ninety two of hostage-takings occurring within the Gulf off the coasts of Nigeria, Guinea, Togo, Benin, and Cameroon.
Separately, four Turkish nationals United Nations agency were conjointly abducted in Nigeria’s Kwara State on nineteen July were saved on twenty six July, Turkey’s state media channel TRT news reported .