Dutch freighter attack: 1 crew escaped kidnap, found

Dutch ship owner ForestWave Navigation issued an update on Apr 24:

Groningen, April 24, 2018 – Managers ForestWave report that late last night one of the twelve missing crew members of its vessel FWN Rapide has been found during a search of the vessel which is currently in a safe position in Nigerian waters. The valued seafarer who has been hiding on board of the vessel following an attack by pirates on Saturday April 20 is unharmed and in a healthy and good condition.
ForestWave confirm that no contact has been established yet with the eleven crew members that are still missing. Their safety and swift return remains the company’s main priority.
FWN Rapide is a 2005 built vessel flying the Dutch flag and was on its way from Takoradi, Ghana to Port Harourt, Nigeria when it came under attack from pirates.

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My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.