Seven Russian sailors as well as a Ukrainian citizen were released from the captivity of Nigerian pirates, Sevastopol human rights commissioner Pavel Butsai told Sputnik on Sunday.
The ship, BBC Caribbean, which belongs to German Briese Schiffahrts, was attacked on February 5, about 107 nautical miles southwest of the Bonny Island in the Gulf of Guinea, en route from the city of Douala in Cameroon to Tema, Ghana.
“The sailors – residents of Sevastopol – are already in the airport of Frankfurt and will fly to the motherland in coming days. They feel normal,” Butsai said.
Eight crew members, seven Russians and one Ukrainian, were kidnapped while the ship itself was not captured. The company managed to agree with the kidnappers on release of the sailors.