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Pirates in Gabon attack four ships, kill captain, kidnap 4 crew

Christian Fernsby |
Pirates have attacked four ships in the harbor of Gabon's capital, killing a Gabonese captain and kidnapping four Chinese crew members.

Topics: PIRATES    GABON   

Gabon's security forces, assisted by Interpol and other regional forces, are looking for the hostages and their captors.

One vessel belonged to Satram, a maritime transport company based in Gabon. Associated Press reports the captain worked for Satram.

The French news agency AFP says that two of the ships were owned by Sigapeche, a Sino-Gabonese company that employed the kidnapped crew.

The fourth ship flew a Panamanian flag, according to AFP.

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