Earlier, maritime security company Dryad Global said that pirates had attacked the Atlantic Princess fishing vessel off the coast of Ghana and abducted five crew members, including a Russian citizen.
"We are in the process, we are establishing contacts with a Ghanaian fishing company called Pioneer Food Cannery, in contact with the foreign ministry," the ambassador said, announcing plans to also meet with the Korean ambassador in Ghana, since the captain of the vessel is a Korean citizen.
When asked about the demands of the pirates, he stressed that the shipowner was in contact with the pirates, the embassy, in turn, establishes contact with the shipowner in order to understand further actions. The Russian ambassador also confirmed that one Russian was reportedly abducted.
In the Gulf of Guinea, pirate attacks on tankers from different countries occur quite often, this region is considered dangerous for sailors.