Ukrainian released by pirates in Nigeria

The captain of the Greek oil tanker MT Althea, a Ukrainian national, has been released from pirate captivity in Nigeria, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s information policy department reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, the Ukrainian captain is currently at the airport of the city of Lagos, soon he will fly home.

His health condition is satisfactory.

As reported, on December 16, pirates attacked the MT Althea oil tanker owned by the Greek company Medtankers and flying the flag of the Marshall Islands off the coast of Nigeria, and took hostage its Ukrainian captain and Greek engineer.


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