Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Ukrainian citizen on French yacht captured by pirates near Somalia - Foreign Ministry

One Ukrainian citizen is among about 30 crew members of the French three-masted de-luxe yacht "Ponant", which was captured by pirates on April 4 near Somalia, the Foreign Ministry sources told.

Presently, the French party studies the variants of the ships' release.

The case is under control at the Ukrainian Embassy in France and at the Consular Service Department, the Foreign Ministry statement reads.