West African pirates have released the tanker ‘Cape Bird’ seized last week off the coast of Nigeria. The 20-member Eastern European crew was reported to be unharmed after five days in captivity.
Pirates seized the vessel on 8th October, apparently targeting its cargo.
Pirates departed the vessel allowing the crew to sail the vessel to safety from an area 90 miles off Lagos where they were being held. http://goo.gl/jkhfk