China on alert after crew kidnap

China on alert as four fishermen kidnapped from Gabon-based fleet

By Mark Godfrey

Chinese authorities have encouraged fishery firms active in Gabon’s waters to dial into an emergency hotline as the hunt continues for four kidnapped Chinese fishermen.

Pirates boarded and four vessels owned by Sigapeche (formally known as Société Sino-Gabonaise de Pêche) on Saturday, 21 December. They killed one freighter master and took four Chinese nationals hostage, according to Maritime Executive. The four captives were aboard a Chinese trawler awaiting a license to fish in Gabonese waters, according to the Gabon Review.

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