Deputy Director of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's consular service department Vasyl Kyrylych has said one Ukrainian sailor was captured as a result of a pirate attack on two merchant vessels off Cameroon.

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"The consular service, in cooperation with interested parties, is taking a set of measures to release the Ukrainian sailor captured by pirates," he told UNIAN.

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He said only one Ukrainian was among the group of sailors captured off Cameroon.

As UNIAN learned from informed sources, the Ukrainian was a member of the crew of the Marmalaita cargo ship.