Ankara: Pirates have attacked a Turkish cargo vessel off the coast of West Africa, killing a sailor and abducting 15 others. The officials gave this information on Sunday. The Turkish Marine Directorate reported that the crew members of the vessel named M / V Mozart had initially locked themselves in a safe place but the robbers reached there after about six hours, during which a member of the crew was involved in the conflict Has died
Turkish media has identified the deceased crew member as Farman Ismayilov, a resident of Azerbaijan and an engineer by profession, who was the only non-Turkish member on the ship. According to the Turkish governmental dialogue agency Anadolu, the vessel, along with three sailors, has been abandoned in the Gulf of Guinea after most of the crew aboard the vessel on Saturday. According to the agency, the vessel is currently heading towards Gentile, the port of Gabon. The Turkish President's Office tweeted, "Turkish President Rajab Tayyab Erdoआनan has spoken twice to the senior officer on the ship."
The office also stated that the President has also issued a order for the safe return of the hijacked crew members. It is noteworthy that a ship named Mozart flagged off Liberia was going from Lagos, Nigeria to Cape Town in South Africa and was hijacked 185 km northwest of the island country Sao Tome and Principe on Saturday morning. According to reports, the pirates have disabled most of the vessel's system leaving only the navigation system so that crew members can reach the port.