Gone West

Armed men hijacked a Greek oil tanker off the coast of Nigeria at the weekend and took the 20 crew-members hostage, according to reports from Greek port police.

A port authority press official told the media, “…the oil tanker ‘Aegean Star’ belonging to the Endeavour Marine Agency company and flying a Liberian flag was hijacked Saturday, 30 nautical miles off the coast of Nigeria,” .

“For the moment, we don’t have information on the condition of the crew,” he added.

The ship had set off from Ghana and was headed towards Benin, the same source said.

The 20-person crew included three Greek nationals, including the ship’s captain, authorities said.

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