RABAT, September 2. /TASS/. The Russian sailors who had been kidnapped in a pirate assault on the MarMalaita cargo vessel close the Cameroonian port of Douala in mid-August are in sufficient condition, the Russian embassy in Yaounde advised TASS on Monday.
"Our advice means that the Russiansâ fitness situation is satisfactory. They were prior allowed a doctorsâ visit, they were given the critical medicine," the embassy pointed out.
"The talks between the MarConsult Schiffahrt delivery and vessel-proprietor company and the kidnappers are selecting the ransom," the diplomatic mission endured.
An embassy representative pointed out that the kidnapped Russians are in Nigeria. "We wouldn't have greater particular counsel on their whereabouts," it delivered.
Unknown perpetrators, believed to be Nigerian pirates, attacked the MarMalaita vessel flying the flag of Antigua and Barbuda, while it changed into anchored off Douala, Cameroon, on August 15. The Russian overseas Ministry stated the attackers had kidnapped eight crewmembers, together with three Russian nationals.