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Suspected pirates kidnap Dutch cargo ship crew members near Port Harcourt

 Suspected pirates boarded a Dutch-flagged cargo ship near the Nigerian coast, the ship’s managing company announced.

The suspects kidnapped 12 crew members on board FWN Rapide on Saturday near Port Harcourt, ForestWave Navigation BV said.

“ForestWave would like to stress its main priority is to establish contact with the missing seafarers and secure their earliest and secure return, said the company.

The company’s Emergency Response team is working around the clock and is liaising with the local and international authorities.”

The ship was traveling from Takoradi, Ghana, to Bonny, Nigeria, when it came under attack.

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