“Negotiations often in this practice can last up to two weeks, based on experience,” RIA Novosti quoted the representative of the embassy.
The diplomatic mission noted that the information on the ransom was not disclosed in the interests of the safety of sailors.
According to the embassy, the pirates are Nigerians. Allegedly, the abducted crew members were taken to Nigeria. The health status of seafarers is rated as satisfactory.
“The formed emergency response team is negotiating the redemption of seafarers. It was already possible to agree on the delivery of food and medicine for them, ”the embassy said.
It is clarified that the negotiations are conducted by the shipowning company.
Earlier, the Russian Embassy in Yaoundé said that three Russian sailors captured by pirates off the coast of Cameroon after the attack on the cargo ship Marmalaita were probably taken to Nigeria.