Danish tanker hijacked by pirates, 16 crew members kidnapped

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —

The Danish-flagged oil tanker, Reformer Monjasa, has been hijacked by pirates since March 25 and was detected in the waters of the Gulf of Guinea, Africa, on Friday (31/3).

French Navy off the coast of Sao Tome and Principe, as many as 16 crew members of the Reformer Monjasa were also kidnapped by pirates.



“When the ship was found, the pirates had left the ship and kidnapped some of the crew,” said the company that owns the ship Monjasa in a statement.

“The surviving crew members are all in good health and in a safe environment and are receiving appropriate attention after this horrific incident,” Monjasa added.

Monjasa said that his party had cooperated with the local authorities to rescue the crew members (ABK) who were still being held hostage by the pirates.

(Gambas:Video CNN)

“Our thoughts are with the crew members who are still missing and their families during this stressful period,” Monjasa said.

Monjasa Reformer is a 135 meter long tanker. The ship experienced an emergency situation on March 25 about 260 kilometers west of the Port of Pointe-Noir, Republic of the Congo.


(Gambas:Video CNN)

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