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Filipino sailor dead in ship attacked by pirates

Filipino sailor dead in ship attacked by pirates

The Philippines says a Filipino seafarer has been found dead on a ship that was attacked by pirates at anchor in the West African nation of Benin.
The Philippine foreign affairs department said it's not clear how Christopher Cortez Ceprado died and if the pirates were responsible.
He was found dead Friday, four days after armed pirates robbed the chemical tanker MT Sea King and its 17 Filipino crewmen in the port of Benin's main city, Cotonou. The other crewmen were not harmed.
The department said Tuesday the Philippine embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, was coordinating with Benin authorities in investigating his death and repatriating his remains.
Filipino sailors make up a third of the world's 1.2 million merchant seafarers.


Updated : 2021-07-28 12:16 GMT+08:00