Benin authorities, Norway ship owner seek to recover 9 kidnapped sailors

*Authorities in Benin are investigating the latest piracy case in the Gulf of Guinea, after nine crew members of Norwegian Ship MV Bonita were kidnapped on Saturday.*

The Norwegian shipping firm J.J. Ugland said the ship, which carried a cargo of gypsum, a mineral commonly used as fertiliser, was boarded by pirates while at anchor off the coast of Benin.

“The Ugland Emergency Response Team are handling this situation as per contingency plans, and they are in contact with relevant authorities…

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