Dutch freighter attack: Contact with kidnapped, all 11 are alive, kept together

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

Updated statement FWN RAPIDE
April 25, 2018 – ForestWave report that today contact has been established with its valued crew who were taken hostage off Port Harcourt, Nigeria, on April 21. The company can confirm all eleven seafarers are alive and together.
ForestWave continues doing everything possible to secure the earliest release of its seafarers which remains its absolute priority. The families of those being held are being informed regularly about the situation of their loved ones.

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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.