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30.08.2020 General News

Tema: Marine Security On Wild Hunt For Kidnappers Of 2 South Korean Sailors

Tema: Marine Security On Wild Hunt For Kidnappers Of 2 South Korean Sailors
LISTEN AUG 30, 2020

Ghana's Maritime Security has intensified a wild hunt to clamp down on some alleged kidnappers of two sailors believed to be South Korean nationals.

Authorities believe that the two abducted sailors were attacked by some unidentified gunmen on the waters off Ghana.

The victims were reportedly onboard a Ghanaian-flagged fishing vessel, AP 703 when it was attacked 200 kilometers southeast of the coastal city of Tema Friday night.

According to Dryad Global, a London-based maritime security consultancy, and Seoul officials, 50 crewmen, including two South Koreans, were on board the vessel when the pirates whisked only the Koreans away.

It would be recalled that two months ago, some five Korean sailors were abducted in waters off Benin in West Africa.

They were onboard the Ghanaian vessel, Panofi Frontier when it was attacked by an armed group on June 24.

Fortunately, they were released in southern Nigeria a month later.

---Daily Guide

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