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9 Filipinos working on board Norwegian cargo ship kidnapped in Benin

Nine Filipino crew members were kidnapped from a cargo ship owned by Norwegian shipping company J.J. Ugland, Norwegian media reported on Sunday, Nov. 3.

The nine people were taken off the bulk vessel while it was waiting to be unloaded off coast in Benin, according to a statement released by Ugland.

While the company did not mention the nationalities of the hostages, Norwegian online newspaper E24 quoted a source of Norwegian Shipowners’ Association as saying that they were all Filipinos.

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Source: Xinhua

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