November 3, 2019 / 8:59 PM / a month ago

Norway's Ugland says nine crew kidnapped from vessel off Benin

OSLO, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A vessel owned by Norwegian shipping firm J.J. Ugland was boarded by pirates while at anchor off the coast of Benin on Saturday, and nine crew members were kidnapped, the company said in a statement on Sunday.

The remaining crew on the MV Bonita notified local authorities, and the vessel docked at the port city of Cotonou later same day, the company said. (Reporting by Terje Solsvik; Editing by Alison Williams)

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