Kidnapped At Sea: Pirates release Pakistani crew

The two security sources said the men, who worked for an oil servicing company, were released unharmed.


Reuters June 09, 2013

YENAGOA: Pirates have released five Pakistani crew members they kidnapped from an oil tanker off the Nigerian coast two weeks ago, security sources said on Thursday.

Armed pirates attacked the Nigerian-flagged MT Matrix and abducted the five Pakistani crew on May 25 about 40 nautical miles off the coast of the oil-producing Bayelsa state, a stretch of water frequently plagued by armed gangs. The two security sources said the men, who worked for an oil servicing company, were released unharmed.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 7th, 2013.

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