Pirates seized a tanker with the Russians off the coast of Nigeria

In the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Nigeria pirates hijacked a tanker Curacao Trader and 15 crew members, including citizens of Russia and Ukraine, writes portal Dryad Global.

it is Noted that the ship went under the flag of Liberia. Eight pirates attacked a ship of 210 nautical miles off Nigeria’s Bayelsa state.

the Gulf of Guinea stretches from Senegal in Northern Africa to Angola in the South and is considered one of the most dangerous regions in terms of pirates. For the current year there have recorded 45% of all attacks. Usually criminals take hostages to demand ransom.

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