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Body of shot crew member to be repatriated
The three Turkish sailors who remained on the "Mozart" were in good health. The Turkish Embassy in Libreville announced on Jan 25 that the repatriation proceedings for the body of the Azerbaijani Farman Ismayilov, born in 1976, who died in the raid against the ship in the Gulf of Guinea, by Turkish Airlines were underway. 15 crew members remained abducted.
Damaged ship taken to Gabon by remaining crew of three
The Borealis Maritime expressed their deepest condolences to the family of the engineer who was killed on board the 'Mozart' in attack by pirates on the vessel in the Gulf of Guinea on Jan 23. The company's thoughts were with the next of kin of the deceased seafarer and with the families of the other crew of the vessel of which 15 have been kidnapped by the attackers. Borealis Maritime are offering their full support to the vessel's technical managers Boden Denizcilik who, together with authorities and professional advisors, wree currently working to establish contact with the missing crew and the kidnappers, in order to secure their earliest and safe release. The 'Mozart' had come under attack whilst sailing 100 miles off the coast of Sao Tome. On Jan 24 the vessel arrived in Gabon where authorities were attending to the ship and were providing assistance to the remaining three crew members. The ship had been sailing blindly towards Gabon with damages to the ship's controls and only the radar working. The pirates had beaten up crew members, and left one with an injured leg while another still aboard the ship had shrapnel wounds. They had breached the citadelwhere the crew had retreated.
Container ship attacked in Gulf of Guinea
On Jan 23, 2021, at 05.25 a.m. UTC the 'Mozart' came under attack of pirates whilst sailing in the Gulf of Guinea about 100 miles off the coast of Sao Tome. Meanwhile contact has been established with the crew trying to take shelter in the citadel. 15 out of 19 sailors were kidnapped. Farman Ismayılov, an Azerbaijani engineer, was killed. It was reported that the Nigerian pirates were waiting for negotiations for ransom. Immediately after the attack all relevant authorities have been notified and assistance has been asked from the Navy. The ship with 19 crew members on board was enroute from Lagos to Cape Town. The time of the last received AIS position was 06.15 a.m.News schreiben