Six crew members kidnapped by pirates from the oil and chemical tanker Monjasa Reformer, in the Gulf of Guinea were rescued from an undisclosed location in Nigeria at the end of March confirmed from ship owner Monjasa on Monday.
The Danish ship was seized on March 25 by a group of five armed raiders about 140 miles west of Port Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo.
Monjasa Reformer had 16 crew members on board when the incident occurred.
The French Navy confirmed that six crew members had been kidnapped by the pirates. The Navy managed to locate the ship Monjasa Reformer after a six-day search in the Gulf of Guinea.
In a statement, CEO of Monjasa Anders Ostergard expressed relief and explained“All recovered crew members are in relatively good health given the challenging circumstances they have endured over the past five weeks and more.”
After their rescue, the crew members underwent a thorough medical examination and are now in the process of being repatriated to their respective home countries and reunited with their families, Ostergaard said.
“Looking ahead, Monjasa is pushing for safe passage routes and security zones in the Gulf of Guinea as part of an international coalition, and we will be happy to bring our experience and knowledge to bear as we continue to work with our partners, authorities and other shipowners for a safe.” working environment work for all seafarers”, said the company.
Monjasa Reformer operates in West Africa as part of Monjasa’s marine fuel business worldwide, transporting marine gas oil, very low sulfur fuel oil and high sulfur fuel oil on its vessel.
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