Seamen Abducted by Pirates from Greek-Owned Ship off Nigerian Coast Released

By A. Makris

Four seamen abducted by pirates from the Greek-owned, Panama-flagged tanker “Madonna 1” have been released unharmed in Nigerian territory, the shipping company announced on Wednesday. The four – three Greeks and one Filipino – were abducted in early March while the ship was sailing without cargo about 15 nautical miles from the coast of Nigeria.

The Greek ship’s captain, first engineer and an agent of the shipping company have already returned to Greece and are in good health, the company said.

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