Pirates storm Turkish ship off West Africa, kill 1, kidnap 15

Pirates have attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one.  The Vessel, M/V Mozart was sailing from Lagos to Cape Town when it was attacked northwest of Sao Tome and Principe.

Turkey’s Maritime Directorate said the crew initially locked themselves in a safe area but the pirates forced entry after six hours. During the struggle, one crew member on board the M/V Mozart died.

Turkey’s military was planning a rescue operation on Sunday.

WADR’s Sankulleh Janko Reports

Turkish Naval Forces

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