Armed men attacked a Greek oil tanker in the Cameroonian port of Limbe on Tuesday and abducted eight seamen, Greece’s merchant marine ministry said.
The Gunmen attacked the Greek oil tanker kidnapping five Greeks, two Filipinos and a Ukrainian who were part of a 28-member crew.
One other Greek national was injured in the incident.
Merchant Marine Minister, Yannis Plakiotakis is following developments closely, along with the Greek foreign ministry.
Attacks on ships and kidnappings for ransom are relatively frequent along the West African coast.