Monday, April 2, 2018

Korea: Sends warship to Ghana after pirates kidnap 3 Koreans at sea.

(Seoul) Last week, the 500 tonne fishing vessel  Marine 711 sailing out of  Tema Ghana was intercepted by nine pirates in a speedboat . The attackers held the Marine 711 hostage for 12 hours and sailed her into waters off Togo, just to the east of Ghana. They abandoned the ship off Togo and departed with their captives comprising 3 Koreans and 1 Greek.

In response Korea has diverted the ROKS Munmu the Great from the coast off Somalia (A Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin-class destroyer) to the area , it is expected to arrive within a fortnight.

The pirates are believed to be Nigerians.