The Somali pirates threaten to flood the vessel "Ariana" together with the Ukrainian crew. I reported the Ukrainian TV channel "Inter" about it, referring to telephone conversation with the pirate who was called as Yusuf, reports "Gazeta.Ru".
"If within a month money for repayment isn't delivered, pirates will flood a vessel together with crew", - Yusuf told.
The Ukrainian journalists were contacted also by "Ariana's" captain Gennady Voronov. According to him, "pirates put pressure upon crew members - beat, connect". From his words it became clear that on a vessel there are no food, drinking water, many seamen have problems with health.
The vessel "Ariana" belongs to the Greek company. It was captured by pirates on May 2 in the Indian Ocean when went with soy freight from Brazil on the Middle East. As a part of crew - 24 citizens of Ukraine from the Odessa and Nikolaev areas.