Pirates kill 1, kidnap 15 organisation of Turkish boat off W. Africa

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pirates pounded a Turkish load boat off a West African coast, abduction 15 sailors and murdering one, officials pronounced Sunday.

Turkey’s Maritime Directorate pronounced a organisation primarily sealed themselves in a protected area though a pirates forced entrance after 6 hours. During a struggle, one organisation member aboard a M/V Mozart died.

Turkish media identified a plant as operative Farman Ismayilov of Azerbaijan, a usually non-Turkish organisation member.

After holding many of a organisation on Saturday, a pirates left a boat in a Gulf of Guinea with 3 sailors aboard, state-run Anadolu news group said. The vessel is now streamer to Gabon’s Port-Gentil.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has twice oral to a comparison officer remaining on a ship, Furkan Yaren, a Turkish presidency pronounced in a tweet. It combined that Erdogan expelled orders for a liberation of a kidnapped crew.

“The owners and operators of a M/V Mozart, that was hijacked during gunpoint in a Gulf of Guinea, have regretfully reliable that one of a organisation has been killed and others abducted,” Istanbul-based Boden Maritime pronounced in a statement.

The Liberian-flagged Mozart was sailing from Lagos, Nigeria, to Cape Town in South Africa when it was pounded 100 nautical miles (185 km) northwest of a island republic of Sao Tome and Principe on Saturday morning.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke to his Azerbaijani reflection to offer condolences and pronounced a physique of a organisation member would be eliminated when a Mozart reaches port.

According to reports, a pirates infirm many of a ship’s systems, withdrawal usually a navigation complement for a remaining organisation to find their approach to port. The Maritime Traffic website showed a vessel’s plcae was final available during 16:39 GMT on Saturday.

The Gulf of Guinea, off a coasts of Nigeria, Guinea, Togo, Benin and Cameroon, is a many dangerous sea in a universe for piracy, according to a International Maritime Bureau.

In Jul 2019, 10 Turkish seamen were kidnapped off a seashore of Nigeria. They were expelled reduction than a month later.

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