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Fishing boat with S. Korean captain captured in waters off Ghana
Updated: 2021-05-21 15:58:59 KST
A fishing boat carrying a South Korean and other nationals has been captured off the coast of Ghana by suspected pirates.
According to Seoul's foreign ministry, 30 crew members were on board, and at least five, including the Korean captain, three Chinese and one Russian were kidnapped on Wednesday, local time in waters off the West African country.
The ministry has set up an emergency response team, and is now working with Ghana, Nigeria, Russia and other countries, to secure the crew's release.
Reporter : yoonjm@arirang.com