Spokesperson for Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Oleh Nikolenko says no Ukrainians were on board the Davide B chemical tanker attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Nigeria.
"According to the ship owner, no Ukrainian citizens were on board the Davide B vessel, which was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea," he wrote on Twitter on March 12, 2021.
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- Earlier, the media reported the Davide B chemical tanker with the citizens of Ukraine, Romania and the Philippines onboard had been attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Nigeria.
- Fifteen crew members have been captured, while six other sailors are safe and unhurt, according to the FleetMon maritime news portal.
- The tanker was on a commercial voyage from Riga, Latvia to Lagos, Nigeria.