Thai hostages off Nigerian coast 'safe'
- Published: 8 Aug 2012 at 12.32
- Online news:
All Thai crewmen on board a vessel hijacked by pirates off the Nigerian coast are safe, Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said on Wednesday.
A naval officer assembles his machine gun before starting a patrol of the Niger Delta region in 2004. (AFP Photo)
Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea last week took over a support services vessel belonging to Sea Trucks Group (STG), a Dutch-based oil and gas company. They reportedly killed two local employees and held four foreign employees as hostages.
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