The owner of a fuel tanker is in talks to secure the release of three Greek sailors who were abducted by pirates off the coast of West Africa, the Greek government said Sunday.
The crew of the Togo-flagged vessel Stelios K was attacked in the Gulf of Guinea on November 16.
Pirates took the captain and two of the crew hostage. Two other sailors who remained on board were able to steer the ship safely to Nigerian port of Lagos.
A statement from Athens' Merchant Navy Ministry said all five of the crew were in good health. It added that the ship's owner, Royal Ship Management, was negotiating for the hostages' release.