Ransom reportedly paid to free three crew

Reports of $400,000 ransom.

Ransom reportedly paid to free three crew

By David Glass from Athens

Embiricos interests have reportedly paid $400,000 ransom to secure the release of three seafarers kidnapped from the Greek VLCC Kalamos off West Africa 3 February.

Though the group would not comment on the ransom, it is said to have been paid to a criminal gang in Nigeria.

Embiricos’ Athens-based Aeolos Management-run 281,000 dwt tanker, flagged in Malta, was awaiting loading off Bonny with 23 crew when it came under attack. The 2000-built vessel┬╣s chief officer was killed in the incident.

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Source: seatrade-global.com


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