August 15, 2022

Two South Korean anglers seized in waters off Ghana in August have been delivered, their organization said Saturday.

The two were kidnapped on Aug. 28 when their Ghanaian-hailed fishing vessel was assaulted by a gathering of outfitted assailants in waters 200 kilometers southeast of Ghana.

The pontoon had a sum of 50 group individuals, however the assailants had just abducted the two South Koreans, Seoul authorities said prior.

“The group individuals were delivered a little while ago,” an authority from their boss, BSK, disclosed to Yonhap News Agency, including the two are currently in Nigeria.

Their medical issue are not yet known, the authority stated, taking note of that the South Korean Embassy in Nigeria has upheld arrangements for their delivery.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave a public statement in Seoul, saying the liberated anglers are in moderately acceptable wellbeing and have been shipped off a protected spot masterminded by the South Korean Embassy in Nigeria.

“The Koreans were delivered at 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 17 (Korean time) or 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 (Nigerian time). As per their will, they will move to Ghana, where they were positioned, when a flight is made sure about,” the service said.

The service said it orchestrated calls between the liberated anglers and their families not long after their delivery and that it intends to offer all conceivable consular help for their protected re-visitation of Ghana.

Their delivery came 50 days after their kidnapping.

The two South Koreans and 48 Ghanaian team individuals were on board the 500-ton vessel AP 703 at 8:04 a.m. on the August day when the assault happened. The privateers took just the Koreans and made a beeline for Nigeria. The Ghanaian group individuals all got back to their nation.

The occurrence came two months after five Korean mariners were snatched in waters off Benin in western Africa. They were on board the Ghanaian vessel Panofi Frontier when it was assaulted by an outfitted gathering on June 24. They were delivered in southern Nigeria a month later. Prior in May, a Korean shrimp angler was hijacked off the bank of Gabon and was delivered the next month.

Following rehashed kidnappings in waters off West Africa, calls have been mounting for the administration to make more grounded security measures, for example, confining fishing or different activities in the unsafe waters.