Three of the Crimeans from Sevastopol were captured by the pirates who seized the vessel in the territorial waters of Nigeria, the so-called "Human Rights Commissioner in Sevastopol" Paul Butsay reported, according to Crimean media.
“In Nigeria pirates did seize seven Russian citizens, three Sevastopol residents were among them; they were on the ship BBC Caribbean of the German company Briese Crewing Crimea. The crew members are fine, the captain of the vessel made contact, negotiations are conducted on the release, everyone is alive and well,” the Crimean "official" said.
Moreover, a citizen of Ukraine is among the captives as well, the Director of the press service of the Consular Service Department Vasiliy Kirilich reported.
February 5, an armed attack on a cargo ship BBC Caribbean was committed in the territorial waters of Nigeria. As a result of the attack, eight people were captured. According to the Director of the company owning the ship, Maksim Nesterov, three crew members remained on board and managed to escape from the pirates and sale the ship away. They were Chief Engineer, a Second Mate and a Cadet. Now the ship is holding course for Las Palmas.