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