MANILA, Feb 6 (Mabuhay) – A Filipino seaman of a Marshall-flagged chemical tanker was shot on board the vessel by a pirate in Nigeria, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday.
DFA Spokesman Raul Hernandez said the Filipino, whose identity he declined to disclose, was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
“The family of the fatality has already been informed of this sad development,” Hernandez told a press briefing.
The vessel Pyxis Delta, hijacked on February 4, had eight other Filipino crewmembers.
They are all safe on board the ship, which is anchored off the coast of Nigeria, Hernandez said. (MNS)