crew members from a Greece-flagged tanker off the coast of Togo, the Hellenic
Coast Guard confirmed.
dwt Elka Aristotle, was boarded by pirates while anchored near the West African
port of Lome on November 4, 2019.
of four of the ship’s 24 crew members, according to the coast guard.
safe,” European Navigation, the vessel’s operator, said in a separate
Greek, one Georgian and two are Filipino nationals.
ensure their prompt and safe release,” the Greek company added.
that the country’s authorities were “closely monitoring” the issue.
after nine crew members were taken hostage from a bulk carrier off Cotonou,
berth to discharge cargo.