Noting that the ship has already reached the coastal waters of Gabon, Cavusoglu said he had contacted the ship’s captain a while ago.
“The ship is currently waiting to enter the port safely. Negotiations were held with the Gabonese side to send technical assistance to the ship,” he added.
The minister stressed that coordinated work is underway to ensure the release of the crew hijacked by pirates.
The Turkish cargo ship was attacked by pirates off the coast Guinea late Saturday during which 15 sailors were kidnapped and one Azerbaijani sailor was killed.