Crew kidnaps continue in West Africa.
Nimasa Confirms Hijack of Vessel, Pledges Speedy Passage of Anti-Piracy Bill
By Nosa Alekhuogie
The Director General (DG), Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, has confirmed the hijack of a Liberian chemical tanker, MT Sampatiki with five crew members onboard at Excravos, Delta state.
The vessel was reported to have arrived Port Harcourt on March 21, 2016 heavily loaded with gas oil and was allowed to sail out of the port on March 24.
The federal government was informed of the hijacking incidence on March 26.
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