Pirates Seize Tanker

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Armed men have hijacked a tanker carrying 5 000 tons of oil from an Ivory Coast port and taken it off the coast of Ghana.

Pirates seize oil tanker in Ivory Coast

Abidjan – Armed men have hijacked a tanker carrying 5 000 tons of oil from an Ivory Coast port and taken it off the coast of Ghana, though its precise whereabouts are unknown, government authorities and maritime officials said on Monday.

The Panamanian-flagged vessel ITRI was first seized on Wednesday as the tanker was preparing to deposit oil at the port of Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s commercial capital, said a statement from the Ivory Coast government -communicating for the first time on the case only Monday.

The statement said officials located the vessel off neighbouring Ghana, and that authorities were mobilised.

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Source: News 24.

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