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Pirates abduct sailors from Russia, Romania, Philippines in Gulf of Guinea

Christian Fernsby |
Pirates attacked the Agisilaos liquefied chemicals carrier in the Gulf of Guinea, abducting four crew members citizens of Russia, Romania and the Philippines, the Maritime Bulletin reports.

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According to the report, the rest of the crew are safe.

The ship currently heads to the port of Lome, Togo.

The ship, which operates under the Marshall Islands’ flag, was attacked on November 29 in the Ghana territorial waters, about five miles away from the shore, according to Dryad Global, a maritime security-oriented website.

The ship attempted an evasive maneuver, in order to prevent the pirates from boarding. â– 

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