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Lagos, Nigeria — Fifteen crew members kidnapped from a chemical tanker off the coast of Benin more than a month ago have been released, the ship’s Dutch owners said Wednesday.

De Poli Tankers said the company was “delighted to report that all fifteen of its officers and crew abducted from its vessel Davide B in the Gulf of Guinea on March 11 have been released”.

“The seafarers are safe and can return to their families in Eastern Europe and The Philippines and can start recovering from this deeply concerning situation,” the company said in a statement.

The crew were taken hostage around 210 nautical miles (390 kilometers) south of Cotonou when pirates attacked the Maltese-registered chemical tanker. (Click here to read more..)