After the attack, the kidnapping. Six sailors from a Danish tanker attacked last weekend in the Gulf of Guinea have been kidnapped by pirates, the French navy announced on Friday after finding and rescuing the ship off Sao Tome and Principe.
The Monjasa Reformer, which flies the Liberian flag, was attacked on Saturday evening by a pirate boat when it was 140 nautical miles off the Congolese port of Pointe-Noire. Contact was lost shortly afterward with the crew.
The ship was finally spotted on Thursday “early afternoon” by a drone from the French high seas patrol boat Premier-Maître L’Her, deployed by Paris as part of its Corymbe anti-piracy mission, the Ministry of Armies said In a press release. The pirates’ ship, alongside the tanker during the first overflight, disappeared during a second pass. Of the ten sailors still on the Monjasa Reformer, three slightly injured are being treated by a military doctor.