Pirates hijack Togo ship with Egyptian sailors off Eritrea

"The ship was hijacked 400kms from the Eritrean seaport of Massawa," Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Badr Abdel-Ati told Anadolu Agency.

Pirates hijack Togo ship with Egyptian sailors off Eritrea

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry confirmed late on Sunday that pirates had hijacked a commercial vessel flying the flag of Togo in the Red Sea with Egyptian sailors on board.

"The ship was hijacked 400kms from the Eritrean seaport of Massawa," ministry spokesman Badr Abdel-Ati told Anadolu Agency.

He said they were in contact with the Egyptian Embassy in Togo to find out how many Egyptian sailors were on broad and seek their release.

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Tesfay
Tesfay - 5 yıl Before

The widest portion of the Red Sea(Massawa to Jazan, Saudi Arabia ) is only 360KM. Even if one thinks of distance along the coast, 400KM from Massawa is either Sudan or Djibouti or even Yemen. What was the motive of mentioning Eritrea in such an erroneous "news". Such a distance is only few tens of kilometers from the neighboring countries.