The 11 hostages held onboard the Dutch ship FWN Rapide have been released by Nigerian pirates after a month in captivity. Splash understands a ransom was paid. The seafarers’ release was relayed by their shipmanager ForestWave yesterday.
The ship was attacked near Port Harcourt on April 21.
“The crew are currently on their way to be reunited with their loved ones. We are extremely pleased to have been conveying this good news to all the families and friends of our seafarers,” ForestWave said in a release.